As a supplement to the Safe Church Policy Toolkit, we are providing these sample policies as examples of what other churches use as their abuse prevention policies.
Safe Church Ministry
El objetivo del Círculo de Gracia es educar y capacitar a los niños y jóvenes para que participen activamente en un ambiente Seguro para ellos mismos y los demás.
Circle of Grace is a safe environment curriculum that helps to form and educate children and youth about the value of positive relationships with God and others.
This article highlights the practice of leading with, and how it’s the most effective way to create a greater level of abuse awareness, a shared commitment to prevention, and culture ready to respond to abuse with justice and compassion.
This five-part series considers what the Bible says about power and how we might better follow Jesus’ way of self-emptying power (Philippians 2). This series is a partnership between the CRC's Safe Church Ministry and the Office of Social Justice.
It's important to remember that social media is simply a communication tool and, like all tools, must be used in appropriate ways. As leaders it is up to us to create and maintain appropriate boundaries. Here are some guidelines.
Safe Church Ministry strongly recommends this groundbreaking online course and book (for both men and women) that reveals a path to break addictions and cycles of unwanted sexual behaviors.
Protect Young Eyes, a West Michigan based organization, helps families, schools, and churches create safer digital environments. Check out their sample social media policy and more!
Safe Church in Chinese? How did this come about? You may have noticed something new (Chinese characters!) if you follow Safe Church on The Network. The following interview will help us understand.
April is designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the U.S. and in many Canadian provinces. In addition, April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the U.S. What can we learn and do in April to end sexual abuse in our churches and communities?
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...
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...
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
Finally, we are seeing some change, hopefully. Yet, this is not new, see also the Agenda to Synod 1994 pp. 146-154, when the Office of Abuse Prevention, now Safe Church Ministry, was formed. You...