This two day interactive training will take place in Grand Rapids, MI from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Friday & Saturday, November 8 and 9. Cost: $120 (includes lunch).
Safe Church Ministry
Every classis meeting deserves a safe church ministry report. If you are considering what to include in a safe church ministry classis report, this article is for you.
Synod 2019 included a powerful litany that invited delegates to reflect and lament abuse of power that has caused much harm to many within our CRC community. Safe Church offers and recommends this litany for use in churches.
Active safe church ministry in British Columbia (BC) over the years has shown that intentionality, commitment, and strong leadership are key components to success. What can we learn from BC?
Here is a brief overview of the Advisory Panel Process. You'll also find a flow chart that illustrates the steps of the process.
Caring Well is wonderful new resource for churches. Discover how caring for those who have experienced abuse is central to the gospel, and learn practical ways to do that in your congregation.
Safe Church says goodbye to Miriam Spies, who has been a valuable partner in our work. She will be pursuing further education.
This is more than a “special offering” Sunday. It’s an opportunity to bring an issue out into the light that too often remains hidden.
Save the date and register now! Safe Church Hamilton will be offering Advisory Panel Process Training on September 28, 2019. Bonnie Nicholas, Director of Safe Church Ministry, will facilitate the training.
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...