We'd rather not hear it, but it's important to listen—and the way we respond to a child's disclosure of abuse can make all the difference.
Safe Church seems to have received a lot of attention in recent year, 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.
Safe Church Coordinators and leaders! Take advantage of this opportunity to connect and collaborate on best practices for forming safe church teams.
The Children's Advocacy Center of Kent County is presenting a 2020 Summit to Stop Child Sexual Abuse on April 1, 2020 at Calvin College's Prince Conference Center.
Are you aware of how prevalent teen dating violence is? Educate yourself about the warning signs and ways to get help.
Safe Church will be hosting the first webinar in our new series ("Connect, Collaborate, and Coordinator to end abuse") on Wednesday, Jan 29 at 12 pm (EST). Join us!
We are excited to announce the 2020 Safe Church Conference! Mark your calendars for October 22 to 24 in Grand Rapids, MI at the Drury Inn.
In this post, an anonymous CRC congregant shares his journey of recognizing, remembering, and processing the abuse he endured.
I wonder what our faith communities would look like if we chose to embrace our tension and conflict, to value relationship with others more than being right.
These are adoptions from Synod 2019 that pertain to specifically to classes. These adoptions were recommended from the Addressing Abuse of Power Report.