Safe Church will be hosting the first webinar in our new series ("Connect, Collaborate, and Coordinator to end abuse") on Wednesday, Jan 29 at 12 pm (EST). Join us!
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We are excited to announce the 2020 Safe Church Conference! Mark your calendars for October 22 to 24 in Grand Rapids, MI at the Drury Inn.
Join Tara Boer, Safe Church Coordinator in Classis Iakota and Classis Heartland, and Bonnie Nicholas, Safe Church director, for a Safe Church training event!
December 6th, 2019 marked the 30th anniversary of a mass-shooting in Montreal. We take time to remember the event and those who lost their lives.
In this post, an anonymous CRC congregant shares his journey of recognizing, remembering, and processing the abuse he endured.
As important as annual Safe Church training is for staff and volunteers, it can be a challenge to make it engaging. One church had an idea that worked really well: Safe Church Jeopardy!
These are adoptions from Synod 2019 that pertain to specifically to classes. These adoptions were recommended from the Addressing Abuse of Power Report.
Safe Church equips congregations in abuse awareness, prevention and response - and now we're providing resources for classis Safe Church Coordinators to help equip others.
I’m thankful that ministries within the denomination are partnering with Sherman Street CRC to offer a Restorative Practices training November 8 to 9. Here is how these practices have been transformational for me.
Does your church have a system or policy in place for children's programs that begin mid-service? How do you handle this situation?
Beautifully written - Thank you.posted on: The Greatest of Songs
A training is coming up April 11-13, 2019 at Willoughby CRC in Langley, BC. Find out more here! Our prayer is that many more churches will begin using restorative practices, which help us to...posted on: Transforming Conflict
The webinar talked about leadership structures and contrasted a dominant power-over model of leadership to a partnership power-with and through leadership model. Perhaps that helps clarify.posted on: Partnership View of Power
It was a great webinar! (Power With and Power Through ...) So thought provoking - and the ideas expressed about a partnership model of power have really stuck with me.posted on: Partnership View of Power
Praise our God, who is an amazing, healing, transforming God, able to bring something beautiful out of the darkest places.posted on: Sexual Assault Against Boys: My Story
Thanks so much for asking this question Annie! (You are on my list of people to get back to, but as you know from previous experience, it sometimes requires patience for a response from Safe...
This article has generated a great deal of discussion. The author of this article has provided the final comment (below) and comments are now closed on this post. Thank you for your participation...posted on: S.O.S. Sexual Assault at a Retreat by Clergy
Many would agree that there are many pastors who act with integrity and do the right thing. That said, many also believe that, "certain pastors will defend other certain pastors actions and try to...posted on: S.O.S. Sexual Assault at a Retreat by Clergy
Thank you so much Kelly for your courage in sharing your story - I applaud you and am truly grateful. Thanks to for the helpful "summary of the facts" of sexual abuse against men. This story is so...posted on: Sexual Assault Against Boys: My Story
Thanks Bev, we'll have recently made a list of Network articles for review and revision and perhaps deletion. We have done a better job updating our website than keeping our Network pages updated...posted on: An Ounce of Prevention