This story is part of Safe Church Ministry's SOS series. In this post, an anonymous CRC congregant shares his second blog of his journey of recognizing, remembering, and processing the abuse he endured.
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What does the church need to know to better come alongside those who have suffered various kinds of trauma? Join us for a Zoom meeting on July 29 at 12 pm Eastern to find out!
Safe Church Ministries partnered with our Mennonite community in presenting a webinar on introducing the Circle of Grace curriculum to our church communities. Please enjoy experts from this webinar that focus on how to integrate COG into your church.
I wasn’t sure how an online book study would work; turns out it was great! Especially with such an insightful book, The #MeToo Reckoning by Ruth Everhart.
Safe Church Ministry shares a customizable Social Media Policy from Protect Young Eyes, an organization helping families, schools, and churches create safer digital environments.
Safe Church has invited Yvonne Lammers and Patricia Van Reenan to lead us in a a discussion on how churches should respond to those with a criminal history in our church. Details below!
May 7th is the National Day of Prayer in the United States. For Safe Church, prayer is at the foundation of our work. We want to invite you into our circle of prayer—today, and every day.
Safe Church has committed to holding a webinar each month this year in order to better connect, collaborate, and coordinate to end abuse. Here's an overview of all the 2020 webinars!
On Wed May 27 at 12 pm Eastern, Safe Church hosted a webinar with Chuck DeGroat, author of When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse.
Safe Church is excited to host a book study on Chuck DeGroat's When Narcissism Comes to Church. The study will take place via Zoom on June 3, 10, and 17. Open invitation!
Thanks Phyllis, it was great to have your participation and really wonderful to learn from others around the themes in this book! So much good discussion, and so much to think about.posted on: Safe Church Book Study: The #MeToo Reckoning
We've had some feedback about this webinar from those who felt that not enough attention was paid to the harm done by narcissism, especially church leaders. Just a note here - This webinar focused...
Thanks Bev! Good recommendations.posted on: It's All About Power
Safe Church has gathered additional resources specifically addressing abuse of power by clergy and ministry leaders. We're always glad to see people using resources that we've posted - and please...posted on: It's All About Power
Throughout The Book of Forgiveness, Desmond Tutu and his daughter offer a number of activities that help you understand their discussion on forgiveness. An interesting one is carrying a rock with...posted on: Responding to Abuse Toolkit: Forgiveness
This is not an easy question. There is not time or space here to address it fully. It must be noted that Church leaders represent our Lord, their position gives them an authority and power, which...posted on: Elders Serving After Sin
Thank you for noticing our resources - glad that you found them helpful. And thank you for your work providing intervention and treatment services.posted on: Domestic Abuse Awareness: Resources
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