This free 90-minute webinar will help faith communities identify the signs of abuse of power and offer a roadmap for church renewal.
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This webinar will explore biblical perspectives on human dignity and reflect on what it means to live out this truth in our church life together.
In these webinars, we will hear from a variety of people that will inspire us to wonder together at how we can create healthy and safe cultures in our congregations and communities.
Resources for Abuse Awareness Sunday 2021 "Safe Church Ministry: Not Just a Policy, a Way of Being the Church." Includes a sermon starter, prayers and song suggestions along with ideas for moving beyond policy to become a safer church.
A 2020 update on the ongoing development of the abuse of power training for pastors in the Christian Reformed Church.
Safe Church seems to have received a lot of attention in recent years, in part due to the #MeToo movement. Many people are surprised to find out that it has a much longer history.
These are adoptions from Synod 2019 that pertain to specifically to classes. These adoptions were recommended from the Addressing Abuse of Power Report.
This sermon explores how we as a church lament our history and move from using power for ourselves to using our power with generosity, the way Jesus modeled and taught us.
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.
I wanted to share my experience as a new Classis Coordinator in Classis Hamilton. I'm curious, what has your experience been? What can we learn from each other?
Silence is no longer an option. In this watershed #MeToo moment, the Church must be ready to respond to sexual abuse. How will it happen in your classis?
This video from Safe Church Ministry sheds light on issues of abuse.