Why is it that the majority of our classes have no safe church team? Perhaps one reason is the office of Safe Church Ministry itself. If Safe Church owns the ministry, then everyone else is off the hook, right?
This video from Safe Church Ministry sheds light on issues of abuse.
Safe Church Ministry only works when we ALL work together. Here are some practical ways you can include Safe Church at your next classis meeting.
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?
Listen to two stories of how attending the Safe Church conference ignited fruitful safe church ministry in central Montana and in western Michigan. Consider what it could mean where you live and worship.
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?
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.
For 25 years, we've been talking about preventing and responding to abuse in our church contexts. Here's a look back and a prayer for the future.
In 1994, Synod approved the formation of the abuse prevention ministry. Synod took a brave step because it could not have anticipated all that followed. In truth, no one knew what God had in store for the CRCNA.
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.
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.
These are adoptions from Synod 2019 that pertain to specifically to classes. These adoptions were recommended from the Addressing Abuse of Power Report.