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What Does it Look Like to Have a Safe Church Classis Coordinator and Classis Team? (In Classis Hamilton – Note: it may look different in different places)

Al Karsten shares his experience as a new Classis Coordinator in Classis Hamilton. What can the rest of us learn from his experience? Please feel free to share your experience as well. We can all learn from one another about how safe church ministry at the classis level can support abuse awareness, prevention, and response in our congregations. What can you learn? What can you share?

Safe Church
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S.O.S. Sexual Assault at a Retreat by Clergy

This story should help us realize that sexual assault must never be minimized and there must always be proper discipline administered to those who abuse their power. This too should remind us of the devastation that sexually inappropriate and assaultive behavior causes for women and men in all walks of life.

Safe Church
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S.O.S. Amy's Story

Amy’s story can help us understand what it is like to experience abuse from a trusted church member, and then not to be believed when she tried to tell about it.

Safe Church
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Welcoming Refugees Photo Series

For over a half of a century the Christian Reformed Church has worked with and ministered among refugees. Read stories of CRC congregations and members welcoming, helping to resettle, and being blessed by refugees.

Biblical Justice
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My Journey With Schizophrenia

My main reason for writing about schizophrenia specifically, and mental illness in general, is to help those who may be suffering from it or who know someone who does, but don’t know how to help because of stigma.

Disability Concerns
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Beyond the Welcome Mat (Part 3)

The all-ages Coffee Break at First CRC in DeMotte, Indiana has a wonderful problem — their groups are too big! Group Leader, Jayne Bowers, shares some unique ideas that are part of their all-ages program. 

Coffee Break
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Depression is a Dark Poison

Depression is nearly impossible to describe. I was looking for a word or phrase that captured the heart of it, and I found it in an article by Dr. John Timmerman, “At the most unexpected moments it slips people its dark poison. One scarcely notices the initial sting.

Disability Concerns

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