Safe Church has invited Yvonne Lammers and Patricia Van Reenan to lead us in a a discussion on how churches should respond to those with a criminal history in our church. Details below!
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On Wed May 27 at 12 pm Eastern, Safe Church hosted a webinar with Chuck DeGroat, author of When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse.
Safe Church is excited to host a book study on Chuck DeGroat's When Narcissism Comes to Church. The study will take place via Zoom on June 3, 10, and 17. Open invitation!
Safe Church encourages churches that are working with ex-offenders to develop a covenant of conduct with the individual. Included are sample policies and a discussion about the importance of this process.
Ruth Everhart, Presbyterian pastor, speaker and author of several books including her most recent release: The #MeToo Reckoning was our guest this month for our 2020 Safe Church webinar series. Here is the recording of the webinar and a list of resources noted during the webinar. Join us in May for our #MeToo Reckoning book study!
Highlights from the 2020 Inter-Classis Safe Church event in Waterloo Ontario. Thanks to all the presenters who generously shared information from their presentations!
In this webinar, we explored the theme of creating a Safe Church team. You'll find many great resources to support you in developing your Safe Church team!
Safe Church seems to have received a lot of attention in recent years, 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.
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 were so excited about the 2020 Safe Church Conference scheduled for October 22 to 24 in Grand Rapids, MI at a new venue, the Drury Inn. However, our world has changed in the face of Covid-19. We no longer believe that it's wise to invest the time, effort and monetary resources into planning for this face-to-face event. At the same time, our commitment to our mission, our Safe Church Coordinators, and their teams, has NOT changed. Stay tuned for new ways to do Safe Church conferencing and equipping.
These are adoptions from Synod 2019 that pertain to specifically to classes. These adoptions were recommended from the Addressing Abuse of Power Report.