Safe Church

A Safe Church Meditation (mp3 sermon audio) by Rev. Joshua Holwerda, Bethany CRC, Gallup, NM. A powerful sermon useful as an example of how and why churches should begin to talk openly about abuse and create a safer church environment.

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An introduction to and history of the CRC's Safe Church ministry.
Safe church policies help protect the most vulnerable among us, especially our children.
We can begin to prevent abuse by starting at an early age to teach our children respect for themselves and for one another; and by helping them learn what to do in situations that feel unsafe.
Abuse thrives on secrecy. Here's how to bring it into the light of God's truth.
Synod has encouraged every classis to have a team in place.
Worship draws our hearts toward the Lord and reminds us that he is greater than anything we face. In worship we sense his presence, which is with us always.
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