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Safe Church Ministry Equipping Session

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Westend Christian Reformed Church

1015 Westend Avenue Northwest

Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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To say that our mission is an important topic in our society is an understatement. Over the past several months we have witnessed a watershed moment.


Perhaps you have had similar thoughts as we have recently... like, where do we go from here?


We want to partner with you all to take solid steps forward during this precarious turning point in our society - and especially in our churches on issues related to sexual misconduct and abuse.

We will be holding an equipping session on January 25th, 2018, a Thursday night, from 6:30 - 8:30pm at Westend Christian Reformed Church (1015 Westend Ave. NW).

We see this as an opportunity to take some key steps together to start and sustain movements in our communities - based in Jesus - for the common mission of being equipped in abuse awareness, prevention and response.

There are four key words that will structure our night together as we collaborate, hear stories, and build each other up as the church.

1. Equipping: A devotion on Ephesians 4 and how to use our spiritual callings to start Safe Church Ministry movements in your community;

2. Awareness: A brief rundown of the importance of power dynamics and boundaries;

3. Prevention: An overview on policies - making them and breaking them;

4. Response: An overview of the CRCNA Advisory Panel Process.

We hope this is a time that will propel us forward to lead our communities in such a way that the value of each person is honored; people are free to worship and grow free from abuse; and where abuse has occurred, the response is compassion and justice that foster healing.



VIDEO STREAMING: We never know what the weather will throw at us in January - don't let that stop you from joining us!

We will have this event live-streamed through our Facebook page! Also, for the times that we will interact in groups - you are able to do that too through our video conferencing tool called: Zoom. You can jump into the video conference anytime you are able on this night at this URL: https://crcna.zoom.us/j/326748340. If you don't have internet access, that is ok too! You can call in with your phone at US: +1.646.558.8656 or +1.669.900.6833. You will be prompted to type in a meeting ID. Ours will be 326-748-340.

This is a free event made possible by Westend Christian Reformed Church - and CRCNA ministry shares. We are also further looking for partnerships that will expand our reach for abuse awareness, prevention and response in our communities. To do so, we are also asking for your financial support. Please consider a year end financial contribution which can be processed at: crcna.org/SafeChurch/donate.

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