Our churches and communities would be safer if every church and every classis had a safe church team, people paying attention to abuse prevention and response. So, how do we get there?
Safe Church training tools for safe church teams, ministry leaders, and anyone who wants to learn more about safe church ministry
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!
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.
Active safe church ministry in British Columbia (BC) over the years has shown that intentionality, commitment, and strong leadership are key components to success. What can we learn from BC?
Why does our classis need a safe church team? What does a classis safe church team do? How does the team work, and who leads it? This article helps answer those questions.
Why does our congregation need a safe church team? What does the team do? How can a safe church team benefit our church? This article helps answer those questions.
Last month, over 90 people gathered at an Inter-classis Safe Church Conference, an event that Classis Huron, has been holding for 20 years. This event was very well organized with many learning materials!
Lloyd Hemstreet shares his unlikely journey of becoming the safe church coordinator of Classis Zeeland after becoming pastor of Coopersville CRC.
On January 21, Classis Hamilton had another gathering of Safe Church Leaders at Meadowlands Fellowship CRC where we heard a presentation from Hamilton Wentworth Children's Aid Society.
This was one of those conferences that doesn’t just fade away from your memory once you return home. On the contrary, I was inspired to do more, study more, read more, and be a stronger advocate for victims of abuse.
Does your classis have a Safe Church Coordinator or Team Leader? We are excited to see more begin coordinating to further equip, collaborate, and resource our congregations throughout the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
The movement of #metoo didn’t start overnight. It didn’t even start after the allegations against Harvey Weinstein came out. Movements are slow things that hopefully last for the long haul.