Safe Church

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.

VIDEO: Watch this video about the work of Safe Church Ministry.

Announcing 2017 Safe Church Mini-Grants

Mini-grants are available to help you host Safe Church educational and training events in your congregation, classis, or region. Learn more and apply for a Safe Church mini-grant.

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.

Don't miss the post about our recent Safe Church Conference, including links to video recordings. 

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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.
To contribute to Safe Church Ministry you may do so online or by mail.