This webinar will explore biblical perspectives on human dignity and reflect on what it means to live out this truth in our church life together.
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We heard from a variety of people that helped inspire us to create healthy and safe cultures in our congregations and communities.
Inspire 2022 Workshop: Restorative Circle Practices: Ways To Live Restoratively in a World Falling Apart
Learn how to use restorative principles, practices, and ways of being to deepen relationships, create healthier church communities, and build capacity to transform conflict into opportunity.
In this webinar, a panel discusses abuse scenarios that have impacted CRC communities and the Safe Church Assessment tool is introduced.
Use this tool to help assess how safe your congregation is from all kinds of abuse, and how you might nurture a culture that resists abuse.
This article pinpoints what adoptions by synod led to the development of the Code of Conduct for Ministry Leaders in the Christian Reformed Church.
This article provides a history on the introduction of the Code of Conduct, as well as articles for further conversation. A video overview of the code is also included.
In this webinar, we will highlight some key myths that many of us hold about our abuse prevention policies—and how to go forward with revisions and making new policies
Join us at Inspire 2022! Safe Church is hosting workshops throughout Inspire 2022 - join us!
On August 11-12 in Grand Rapids, Mich two trainings will take place for restorative practices for faith communities. We'd love to see you there!
In this webinar, we discussed ways to train your church leaders and volunteers.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the task of making your church safe and resistant to abuse? Tune into this webinar series!
Resources for Abuse Awareness Sunday 2021 "Safe Church Ministry: Not Just a Policy, a Way of Being the Church." Includes a sermon starter, prayers and song suggestions along with ideas for moving beyond policy to become a safer church.
This Domestic Violence Awareness Month Safe Church is hosting a webinar with Selah Empowers, a faith-based, nonprofit organization that offers free resources, education, and support to individuals experiencing the effects of domestic abuse.
This October, Safe Church Ministry and the CRC Office of Social Justice will be hosting a restorative practices training for faith communities. Join us!
This resource is a consolidation of guidelines that CRC Synods have adopted over time, as a supplement to the Church Order, to equip churches to deal with an abuse allegation in a manner that is consistent with CRC beliefs and values.