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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.
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.
Check out these books, articles and other resources related to abuse by clergy or ministry leaders.
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!
Highlights from the 2020 Inter-Classis Safe Church event in Waterloo Ontario. Thanks to all the presenters who generously shared information from their presentations!
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.
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.
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 Ministries partnered with our Mennonite community in presenting a webinar on introducing the Circle of Grace curriculum to our church communities. Please enjoy experts from this webinar that focus on how to integrate COG into your church.
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!
July 2020 Safe Church Webinar with Tara Boer: Why the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Study Matters
Watch the recorded Zoom Webinar from July 29th with Prof. Tara Boer (Dordt University) about the ACEs study and implications for ministry with those who have experienced trauma and adversity.
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 highlights resources for Youth Ministry, Social Media, and Online Streaming.
A 2020 update on the ongoing development of the abuse of power training for pastors in the Christian Reformed Church.
A 2020 update on the ongoing development of the Code of Conduct for Ministry Leaders in the Christian Reformed Church.