Join us at Inspire 2022!
These are the workshops Safe Church Ministry is hosting at Inspire:
- Is Your Church Safe? - In this workshop, we will talk together about common obstacles to abuse prevention in churches and share best practices. We will explore steps that you can take to make your church safer and introduce new Safe Church Ministry resources such as the new Safe Church Assessment Tool. We will also discuss the dos and don’ts of responding to allegations of abuse. (Friday, August 5th, 10:00-11:00 am). Speaker/facilitator: Amanda Benckhuysen
- Active Bystander Training - What do you do when you see someone being harmed, bullied, or mistreated? If you are a bystander witnessing a harmful situation, you have a choice to make. Learn the basics of becoming an active bystander who knows when and how to interrupt harm-doing in ways that promote positive actions by others. (Friday, August 5th, 11:30-12:30 pm). Speaker: Becky Jones
- Restorative Circle Practices: Ways to Live Restoratively in a World Falling Apart - Come find out how the simple but profound way Restorative Practices (based on the principles of Restorative Justice) can deepen relationships, create healthier church communities and build capacity to transform conflict into opportunity. This workshop will cover: Practical ways to utilize the practices, experiencing aspects of a circle, the continuum of restorative practices, and the social discipline window. (Friday, August 5th, 3:30-4:30 pm). Speakers: Eric Kas and Liz Tolkamp