Safe Church

Registration now open for 2016 Safe Church Ministry Conference!

Whether you are new to safe church ministry or a long-time safe church team member, this conference is for you. Receive training on a variety of topics related to abuse awareness, prevention and response at this 2-day conference. Click here for more information or to register.


Abuse Awareness Sunday is September 25!

Make plans with us to increase abuse awareness in your congregation on September 25 or any other Sunday that works for you. Our featured topic this year is Elder Abuse, but there are many topics to choose from. Click here for resources and ideas, or contact our office for assistance.


New! Video: Safe Church Ministry, together with you, making a difference

Abuse happens, even here among us. And children are not the only victims, and not all abuse is sexual. But it doesn't have to be this way, and you don't have to face these issues alone. Safe Church Ministry equips congregations in abuse awareness, prevention and response.


What's New on the Network?

The Network is all about connecting. It’s where ALL OF US create value by commenting, questioning, sharing, and learning from one another. Join in the conversation on the Safe Church Network

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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.
11/3/16 (4 p.m.) - 11/5/16 (3 p.m.) Event Location: Prince Conference Center, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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