MinistrySafe to Lead 'Church Safety Workshop' to Reduce Risk of Sexual Abuse in Ministry Contexts
By Elizabeth Bristow
March 3, 2020
|Since MinistrySafe’s inception, more than 16,000 organizations have trained over one million staff members and volunteers, on six continents in various languages. On average, MinistrySafe trains 25,000-30,000 people each month—live and online.|
MinistrySafe, a leading organization that helps ministries meet legal standards of care and reduce the risk of sexual abuse, will lead a "Church Safety Workshop," March 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville in partnership with Philadelphia Insurance Companies and the Kentucky Baptist Convention.
MinistrySafe Founder, Gregory Love, is a leading sexual abuse trial attorney and expert in training churches and ministries to prevent child sexual abuse. Love will lead sessions to equip leaders to establish safe-guards in their places of ministry by focusing on topics such as:
Common sexual abuse misconceptions
The 'grooming process' utilized by offenders
Common 'grooming behaviors'
Peer-to-peer sexual abuse
Changes in current legislation
Tools and resources for reducing the risk
Members of the local press are invited to attend the workshop for free. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for credentials. On-site interviews will be available upon request.
"Churches and ministries will never be accidentally excellent at preventing child sexual abuse," Love said. "We have to understand how the risk of child sexual abuse unfolds in ministry contexts, and then put protective protocols in place. In other words, we cannot reduce a risk we don't understand."