This two day interactive training will take place in Grand Rapids, MI from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Friday & Saturday, November 8 and 9. Cost: $120 (includes lunch).
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Synod 2019 included a powerful litany that invited delegates to reflect and lament abuse of power that has caused much harm to many within our CRC community. Safe Church offers and recommends this litany for use in churches.
This is more than a “special offering” Sunday. It’s an opportunity to bring an issue out into the light that too often remains hidden.
Save the date and register now! Safe Church Hamilton will be offering Advisory Panel Process Training on September 28, 2019. Bonnie Nicholas, Director of Safe Church Ministry, will facilitate the training.
Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity, (REED) offers education that helps people and organizations, including churches, understand the root causes of sex trafficking and work together to take action toward positive change.
Safe Church Ministry strongly recommends this groundbreaking online course and book (for both men and women) that reveals a path to break addictions and cycles of unwanted sexual behaviors.
Protect Young Eyes, a West Michigan based organization, helps families, schools, and churches create safer digital environments. Check out their sample social media policy and more!
April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S. and in many Canadian provinces. In addition, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the U.S. What can we learn and do in April to end sexual abuse in our churches and communities?
Alive Ministries in Jenison, Michigan, is organizing two events; one with an emphasis on defending kids from online dangers and another on teaching children about healthy relationships and healthy physical boundaries.
Whenever a church member or leader is accused and arrested for a criminal sexual offense, there are serious repercussions in the entire community, both in and outside the church.
What are we to make of all the sexual assault allegations we’re hearing? And how are we to respond, as the church, when we hear these stories, and address allegations in our own congregations? Here's a resource that can help.
Classis Chatham used Safe Church Mini-Grant Funds to help create a video to promote a counseling fund for those who would like to receive counseling after an experience of abuse. Several other classes have a similar fund. What could your classis do with a Safe Church Mini-Grant?