Is Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused an SBC denominational training?Last Updated: June 06, 2019
The teaching team in this curriculum represents a variety of perspectives and areas of expertise: survivors, social workers, law enforcement, attorneys who have represented survivors in the legal process, trauma counselors, abuse counselors, batterer interventionists, and pastors who have cared for abuse victims well.
This team has decades of experience in caring for survivors. We wanted people who knew firsthand the weaknesses prevalent in the church’s responses to abuse. In addition, we chose experts from various fields in order to model listening and constructive conversations with key professionals. We want to help churches become partners with law enforcement and key care providers in their community as they minister to those who have been abused.
This team also represents many different denominations because we know that no group of churches or ministries is immune from needing to grow in this area. We wanted to learn from others and have an opportunity for what we've learned to be received by the broader evangelical community.