The recent resignation of Pastor John Ortberg is yet another reminder that our churches have a great deal of work to do in the area of abuse prevention. His unfortunate situation reminds us that love and respect often mean setting boundaries and expectations and having systems of accountability in place.
Join Safe Church on Sept. 30 for a Zoom call with Jay Stringer, CRC minister and mental health therapist who has done years of research and uncovered the deep-rooted issues that lead to sexual brokenness.
July 2020 Safe Church Webinar with Tara Boer: Why the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study Matters
Watch the recorded Zoom Webinar from July 29th with Prof. Tara Boer (Dordt University) about the ACEs study and implications for ministry with those who have experienced trauma and adversity.
Safe Church Ministries partnered with our Mennonite community in presenting a webinar on introducing the Circle of Grace curriculum to our church communities. Please enjoy experts from this webinar that focus on how to integrate COG into your church.
Safe Church has invited Yvonne Lammers and Patricia Van Reenan to lead us in a a discussion on how churches should respond to those with a criminal history in our church. Details below!
On Wed May 27 at 12 pm Eastern, Safe Church hosted a webinar with Chuck DeGroat, author of When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse.
Safe Church is excited to host a book study on Chuck DeGroat's When Narcissism Comes to Church. The study will take place via Zoom on June 3, 10, and 17. Open invitation!
Safe Church encourages churches that are working with ex-offenders to develop a covenant of conduct with the individual. Included are sample policies and a discussion about the importance of this process.
Ruth Everhart, Presbyterian pastor, and author of The #MeToo Reckoning discussed how too often, churches have been complicit in protecting those who abuse and in maintaining cultures of secrecy, shame, and silence.
Child abuse prevention begins at home, and churches, schools, and the entire community all have a part to play. It's up to all of us to protect our children from abuse.
Highlights from the 2020 Inter-Classis Safe Church event in Waterloo Ontario. Thanks to all the presenters who generously shared information from their presentations!
In this webinar, we explored the theme of creating a Safe Church team. You'll find many great resources to support you in developing your Safe Church team!
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.
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.