We have a preschool class that goes forward halfway through the service to then go downstairs and have children's worship. We require parents to pick up the kids from the class afterward in order to be released. We are wondering how to handle visitors. We have no idea who is sending the child forward in terms of adults and who's child it is, picking them up. So, how do we handle this situation?
This one-day training event will feature a keynote address by Jay Stringer, author of Unwanted, as well as many workshops and networking opportunities.
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.
Protect Young Eyes, a West Michigan based organization, helps families, schools, and churches create safer digital environments. Check out their sample social media policy and more!
April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S. and in many Canadian provinces. In addition, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the U.S. What can we learn and do in April to end sexual abuse in our churches and communities?
Currently the Advisory Committee of Safe Church has a few openings for new members for a term of three years. Please submit your application via this google form which has some questions that will help us understand more about you! Please note, that the deadline to apply is Sunday, April 14th, 2019
Alive Ministries in Jenison, Michigan, is organizing two events; one with an emphasis on defending kids from online dangers and another on teaching children about healthy relationships and healthy physical boundaries.