Filtered by: Blog

Write your own blog post to share your ministry experience with others.

Sort by

Blog
3 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

What is a Classical Safe Church Team?

Synod has encouraged each classis to have a Safe Church team made up of representatives from each church. The team is a resource to churches, can support local churches in creating safety at the congregational level and empowers churches to be a support to individuals affected by abuse.

Safe Church
Blog
-- views
0 shares
0 rating
1 comment

Questions Children Ask About Abuse

Explain to children that, if they think that they are being abused, they need to tell someone they trust. Urge them never to keep abuse a secret, even if the person hurting them tells them that something bad will happen if they tell. 

Safe Church
Blog
-- views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Education is the Best Prevention

We can begin to prevent abuse by starting at an early age to teach our children respect for themselves and for one another; and by helping them learn what to do in situations that feel unsafe.

Safe Church
Blog
11 views
1 share
0 rating
0 comments

Child Abuse: Top Ten Prevention Tips

“Too often, intervention occurs only after abuse is reported. Greater investments are needed in programs that have proven to stop abuse before it occurs – such as family counseling and mandatory parenting education.” - Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies

Safe Church
Blog
11 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Be Prepared Before Disaster Strikes

“Since only .001 percent of all deaths occur in church, we can easily be lulled into thinking that such things could never happen to us. And yet the sad truth is, such things can and do happen to us. Churches are particularly vulnerable.” - Michael Jackson with the Enrichment Journal.

Safe Church
Blog
46 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Church Safety and Gun Violence

When gun violence occurs in public places, church members may wonder, “What if gun violence were to occur at my place of worship?” Are our churches prepared to deal with this type of crisis?

Safe Church
Blog
3 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Why Kids Don't Tell

"Disclosure may feel like betrayal, and the child experiences ambivalence, particularly if disclosure means the child loses a loved family member. Disclosure is a complex process and does not rest on one factor alone.” - MOSAC

Safe Church
Blog
70 views
0 shares
0 rating
0 comments

Addressing Abuse of Adults with Disabilities

It is important to balance safety and risk with the rights and autonomy of individuals living with disabilities. This can be challenging and confusing, especially for caregivers, but it is important that the right balance be struck.

Safe Church
Blog
46 views
13 shares
0 rating
2 comments

The Making of Internet Pornography: When Children Pay the Price

In the pictures, people look happy, hiding the fact that many are forced, manipulated or threatened to produce them. Children are exposed to graphic images as they do their homework. Marriages, relationships, and individuals are harmed by its use. Yet we don’t talk about it. Internet pornography doesn’t belong in Christian community

Safe Church
Blog
12 views
0 shares
1 rating
1 comment

Ten Steps to Safe Churches

“It is important for all organizations to admit that some degree of risk is inevitable in their programs. It is how they handle the risk that is important."   - Volunteer Canada

Safe Church

Pages

RSS