When a tragedy like the shooting at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, TX, occurs, it's normal for church members to wonder what they would do if a similar thing happened to their congregation. Let's talk.
What concrete steps can each congregation be doing to make your church a safer place? These ten guidelines, developed by Safe Church Ministry in partnership with Faith Formation Ministries, offer a helpful place to start.
We can begin to prevent abuse by starting at an early age to teach our children respect for themselves and for one another; and by helping them learn what to do in situations that feel unsafe.
These educational resources will help you begin talking with young adults about healthy sexuality.
Safe church policies help protect the most vulnerable among us, especially our children from the devastating effects of abuse.
The following organizations have been successfully used by CRC congregations and ministries to help secure background checks.