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Please push the Resource Material Button below for valuable information that we feel is of use to our congregations and Safe Church Committees. The information includes:
- 2020 Sample Safe Church Procedure Manual and Mandate.
- Insurance information - Denomination suggest $5,000,000 minimum
- COVID information, protocols and online concept forms.
- Sample Powerpoint Presentation - Individual slides can be used for different ministries
- Online learning and much more.
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Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness
Reveals Our Way to Healing
By Jay Stringer
Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing is a ground-breaking resource that explores the “why” behind self-destructive sexual choices. The book is based on research from over 3,800 men and women seeking freedom from unwanted sexual behavior, be that the use of pornography, an affair, or buying sex.
Power has a God-given role in human relationships and institutions, but it can lead to abuse when used in unhealthy ways. Speaking into current #metoo and #churchtoo conversations, this book shows that the body of Christ desperately needs to understand the forms power takes, how it is abused, and how to respond to abuses of power.
Although many Christians want to prevent abuse in their churches and organizations, they lack a deep and clear-eyed understanding of how power actually works. Internationally recognized psychologist Diane Langberg offers a clinical and theological framework for understanding how power operates, the effects of the abuse of power, and how power can be redeemed and restored to its proper God-given place in relationships and institutions. This book not only helps Christian leaders identify and resist abusive systems but also shows how they can use power to protect the vulnerable in their midst.
A great article posted by Eric Kas
Trauma expert Dr. Diane Langberg on how to respond—systemically, and individually.
Dr. Diane Langberg started practicing psychology 45 years ago—when the only way to understand trauma was by studying her clients, rather than her books.
She joins the Better Samaritan podcast to discuss power and abuse in the church, how to respond when a friend opens up to you about abuse, and what abuse victims should do: find a safe person.
Abuse Prevention Curriculum
Classis has purchased a copy of the "Circle of Grace" for your church to view and use in your Sunday School and Youth groups.
For more information on what is contained in the lessons please click the link Circle of Grace.
To view the lessons please contact safe church and we would be happy to share it with your church