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Safe Church Ministry equips congregations in abuse awareness, prevention, and response.

We help build communities where the value of each person is honored; where people are free to worship and grow free from abuse; and where abuse has occurred, the response is compassion and justice that foster healing.

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  • Consulting: When situations of abuse arise in the church, Safe Church staff provide guidance to councils and church leadership to help them respond in ways that support the healing of the survivor.
  • Coaching: Safe Church staff offer coaching, networking opportunities, and training for safe church coordinators/teams.
  • Event/Training Support: Safe Church staff provide logistical support to safe church coordinators/teams in hosting online training events for their classes.
  • Safe Church Grants: Safe Church offers seed money to classes to appoint a classical safe church coordinator and awards mini-grants for safe church coordinators/teams to develop safe church initiatives.
  • Find the Safe Church Coordinator in your area.

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Safe Church Teams

The CRC has encouraged each classis to have a Safe Church Team and each church to have a representative on that team. Safe Church Teams support healthy churches in three ways:

  1. provide educational opportunities for churches regarding issues surrounding abuse
  2. offer the Advisory Panel Process when an adult brings an allegation of abuse against a church leader, and
  3. help churches provide compassionate support for those who struggle with abuse.

Information for Safe Church Coordinators and Teams