Perhaps especially in times of transition, but really in all of our days, the Lord invites us, with soft and contrite hearts, into his very presence. Let's pray.
As we celebrate and care for our wonderfully created bodies, we must acknowledge a tendency to place evil there, in our flesh, in our bodies.
Chris McKenna, founder of Protect Young Eyes, recently spoke at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about protecting children on the internet. He will also be a featured workshop leader at Inspire 2019.
Curious what a classical safe church team does and how they support local safe church ministry? This story from Classis Chatham helps answer these questions.
For 25 years, we've been talking about preventing and responding to abuse in our church contexts. Here's a look back and a prayer for the future.
Light and dark, evil and good, right and wrong, mercy and justice. These concepts work in opposites. How do we, the church, walk in the tension of the in-between space where we all live?
Of all The Network articles floating around in my mind I wanted to write, all important topics for Safe Church Ministry—this is what came out when I sat down to write. It's a hopeful reflection on life with God.
Responding to Abuse Toolkit: Denominational Position Statement and Summary of Church Order Related to Abuse
This handy guide to our denominational position statement about abuse, and summary of related Church Order may be helpful, especially to church councils, in responding to allegations or disclosures of abuse.
Silence is no longer an option. In this watershed #MeToo moment, the Church must be ready to respond to sexual abuse. How will it happen in your classis?
Safe Church is happy to assist churches hosting events such as this with funds in varying amounts from our annual mini-grant program. (We approved funding for 9 different events in 2020, 5 in...
Thanks for posting, this is a powerful concept!
Thanks! Safe Haven is a wonderful resource for those in the Grand Rapids area.
A very good point about someone who has offended not attending the same church as someone who has been victimized by that person - it's up to the one who's been harmed to freely make that decision...
I'll repeat what I said in my first response, which judging from some of the comments doesn't seem to have been heard: "When we refer to outside organizations, it's not because we agree with...
Thank you Jane. We've been asking for people to post resources from a Christian and/or reformed perspective, so thank you for doing that!
Thanks Kelly - Yes! An excellent book.posted on: It's All About Power
I look forward to seeing additional resources about teen dating violence. It's a huge issue and we need to be talking about it. One reason The Network exists is to share resources and discuss ...
Thank you Eric for reading and looking at the resources that are posted here on the Network. When we refer to outside organizations, it's not because we agree with everything that they say, or...
We're so happy to have Becky as a part of Safe Church Ministry. And we're looking forward to improving connections and networking capacity among safe church coordinators, team members, churches,...