Safe Church arises out of a call to be a community that reflects our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It's a collective calling; so our relationships are critical and the Bible provides the foundation.
Designed for small groups, but also valuable for personal use, this 10-session guide uses Bible study, reflection, writing, prayer, and art to engage people in active participation with God on a journey of restoration and healing.
The following resources from The Worship Sourcebook would work well for an abuse awareness service.
The following songs from the Lift Up Your Hearts hymnal would work well for an abuse awareness service.
This video from Safe Church Ministry sheds light on issues of abuse.
These educational resources will help you begin talking with young adults about healthy sexuality.
An effective response to abuse is not possible without understanding the dynamics and impacts of abuse, especially the power dynamic.
Safe Church Ministry began as the Office of Abuse Prevention; prevention must be a primary focus of our work. Therefore, we have step one — be prepared. Our response efforts will always be weak and lacking without this foundation.
Safe Church Ministry is working on a toolkit for churches. Responding to immediate needs will be a part of that toolkit. We hope that this article is a helpful preview.
Did you know that Safe Church Ministry started out as the Office of Abuse Prevention? Think of the heartache avoided by preventing abuse before it happens. Surely churches belong at the front lines.
As the #MeToo movement hits the church, many churches are requesting information about how to respond. We hope this toolkit will help people, especially church councils, understand what their options are.