I believe that being heard, listened to, and given an opportunity to share your voice is fundamental to being an image bearer of God.
This webinar features a conversation with guest speaker, Dr. Scot Mcknight, author of The Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture that Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing and the Safe Church Ministry Team.
Join us Wednesday, June 23rd at 7:30p-9p Eastern, (4:30p-6p Pacific) when Eric Kas and Liz Tolkamp and several other restorative facilitators lead a workshop on facilitating an active listening circle.
When Spiritual Leaders Do Harm: Starting Small and Choosing to Be With in Small Oases of Restorative Resiliency
Here are two ways to prevent harm in spiritual communities through restorative practices: starting small, and choosing to be with.
Learn about unwanted sexual brokenness and how to address it as a church from Jay Stringer on March 10. Follow-up discussion for church leaders on March 25. Join us!
How might the communication system of trees help churches learn to steward cultures of renewal, health, healing, and wholeness?
An overview of restorative practices, restorative justice, and restorative justice practices in the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
My friend recently wrote this blog post and I thought this experience from her life may help us all understand more about living with trauma and the importance of boundaries.
This sermon explores how we as a church lament our history and move from using power for ourselves to using our power with generosity, the way Jesus modeled and taught us.
Thanks for posting this, Virgina! I am curious to hear how congregations or organizations are navigating individual mentoring as well. :)
Kim, thanks so much for your encouraging comment! Thank you for your prayers for continued increase in awareness of abuse in the church. Yes, your experience is definitely not an anomaly, you are...
Hi Michael, I just added a few specific examples of sermons. One is a fantastic one by Rev. Colin Vander Ploeg, and the other is one I preached in 2019. We would love to see more sermons preaching...
Thanks for your question, Nancy,
A few thoughts come to mind. The first is that Safe Church Ministry recommends every church have a team in place to assess their own community's culture of...
Thanks Jane! I have appreciated partnering with you as you minister in so many vital ways in Classis Muskegon. I look forward to our work together. :)
Hi Marilyn, thanks for bringing this question to the Network! We just posted this article, titled: Safe Church amid COVID-19: Resources for Youth Ministry, Social Media, and Online Streaming. I...posted on: Safe Church During COVID?
Hi Bill, you seem to imply that Bonnie, and others, are using Critical Theory, instead of their Christian lens, through following Jesus, and believing biblical justice as the grounds for sharing...posted on: A Reflection: Is This OK?
Thanks Bonnie! My wife works as a physical therapist and in the physical therapy field they may find some patients that never had a severe traumatic event to a muscle or ligiment - however, many...posted on: Help in the Midst of Trauma
Hi James, I believe it will fill up as people login, so there is no need to "register" ahead of time. As mentioned in the post though, we will be live-streaming on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/...