This webinar will explore why restorative practices are worth it today and will define the following vital aspects of the framework for restorative practices: continuum of practices, practice domains, and the compass of shame.
This free 90-minute webinar will help faith communities identify the signs of abuse of power and offer a roadmap for church renewal.
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.
What do churches do when ministry leaders abuse power? And what are some lessons the church can learn from recent failures?
Join us in thanking our many Safe Church volunteers, and find out how you can get started volunteering with us today!
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.
Several resources on how to preach on the topic of domestic violence, things to keep in mind, and samples of sermons from Sojourners 100 sermons.
Looking to find training for our volunteers who work with children at both our church (Rochester CRC in NY) and at a local school. Any ideas?
The Classis Huron Safe Church Conference moved online this year and they chose the production Unmute as a way to engage in meaningful discussion on gender-based violence.
Learn about unwanted sexual brokenness and how to address it as a church from Jay Stringer on March 10. Follow-up discussion for church leaders on March 25. Join us!
How should we respond when a spiritual leader does harm? This article discusses some do's and don'ts, particularly in relation to the recent revelations about Ravi Zacharias.
As of last month, I left my job at the seminary to begin working with Safe Church Ministry. Perhaps you are wondering why.
How might the communication system of trees help churches learn to steward cultures of renewal, health, healing, and wholeness?
A description of restorative justice or restorative practices without a sea of definitions, paradigm shifts and anecdotes: a restorative gift.
It's challenging to navigate making church safe for all members, specifically when dealing with someone who is a sexual offender. This is the journey of one church that dealt with this question.