Synod 2016 adopted revisions to Church Order Supplements to article 82-84; the report included a discussion of the power dynamic involved in church leader misconduct.
Are you aware of how prevalent teen dating violence is? Educate yourself about the warning signs and ways to get help.
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.
Why does our classis need a safe church team? What does a classis safe church team do? How does the team work, and who leads it? This article helps answer those questions.
Why does our congregation need a safe church team? What does the team do? How can a safe church team benefit our church? This article helps answer those questions.
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.