New Group Set Up To Deal With Church Workplace Abuse
Vision Christian Radio
March 17, 2020
An advocacy group is aiming to make churches better places to work by supporting those employees who are being bullied, abused, or unfairly treated.
Eternity News reports the Gospel Workers Advocacy Group has been set up to help church workers facing difficult situations at work.
This can include abuse, bullying, and in some cases the unfair termination of their jobs.
Spokesperson Blair Courtney-O’Connor says the Gospel Workers Advocacy Group is available to listen, give practical advice, and make churches better places to work.
She says the group is mainly focussed on bullying within church staff teams, most normally by the senior pastor acting within the team.
Ms Courtney-O’Connor says sometimes volunteers and lay people are involved – but the focus of the group is on helping paid staff.
She says typically, victims of bullying in church teams are told that there’s no legal recourse for their situation, which is untrue.