Ontario friends: Please consider joining us Saturday, March 7 at Waterloo CRC for our annual Inter-classis Safe Church Conference.
Safe Church will be hosting the first webinar in our new series ("Connect, Collaborate, and Coordinator to end abuse") on Wednesday, Jan 29 at 12 pm (EST). Join us!
We are excited to announce the 2020 Safe Church Conference! Mark your calendars for October 22 to 24 in Grand Rapids, MI at the Drury Inn.
Join Tara Boer, Safe Church Coordinator in Classis Iakota and Classis Heartland, and Bonnie Nicholas, Safe Church director, for a Safe Church training event!
These are adoptions from Synod 2019 that pertain to specifically to classes. These adoptions were recommended from the Addressing Abuse of Power Report.
Does your church have a system or policy in place for children's programs that begin mid-service? How do you handle this situation?
Synod 2019 included a powerful litany that invited delegates to reflect and lament abuse of power that has caused much harm to many within our CRC community. Safe Church offers and recommends this litany for use in churches.
This is more than a “special offering” Sunday. It’s an opportunity to bring an issue out into the light that too often remains hidden.
Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity, (REED) offers education that helps people and organizations, including churches, understand the root causes of sex trafficking and work together to take action toward positive change.
This five-part series considers what the Bible says about power and how we might better follow Jesus’ way of self-emptying power (Philippians 2). This series is a partnership between the CRC's Safe Church Ministry and the Office of Social Justice.
It's important to remember that social media is simply a communication tool and, like all tools, must be used in appropriate ways. As leaders it is up to us to create and maintain appropriate boundaries. Here are some guidelines.
Safe Church Ministry strongly recommends this groundbreaking online course and book (for both men and women) that reveals a path to break addictions and cycles of unwanted sexual behaviors.