Recently several members of my church met to discuss safe church ministry and how trauma healing might fit in with the vision. We see it as a powerful tool for ministry!
There is an “us” and “them” mentality that is intrinsic when you are a survivor and this is plays out in the church. “If the church knew what I lived through or had done, people would never speak to me again,” I thought.
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.
Our church is looking at its child protection policies and are at the point where we could likely do all of our training in house. How do we know our training will be sufficient for insurance companies?
Safe Church is confronting the pervasive darkness of the sex industry as an evil that destroys lives not just "out there," but in our homes and neighborhoods.
One day Art Briles was celebrated as the new assistant head coach for the Hamilton Tiger Cats, a professional football team in the Canadian Football League. The next day the appointment was rescinded. Why?
The troubling reality is that pornography, shown to be damaging to children, remains a pervasive problem easily accessible to children — even through supposedly safe education resources like EBSCO.
In contrast to God’s beautiful design, the sex industry takes an incredible gift and uses greed, violence and coercion to exploit God’s image in people and to destroy God’s design for relationship.
We are looking for assistance with creating a policy for dealing with disruptions in our church services. Any ideas?
Safe Church Ministry only works when we ALL work together. Here are some practical ways you can include Safe Church at your next classis meeting.