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We urge anyone with knowledge of an instance of sexual abuse to report to law enforcement or Child Protective Services immediately.

We also encourage anyone affected by sexual abuse in an affiliated church to contact our Texas Baptists Counseling Services.

MinistrySafe is a national and industry leader in sexual abuse risk reduction with a mission to protect children and those who serve them. Founders Greg Love and Kimberlee Norris are sexual abuse attorneys with a nationwide legal practice limited to issues involving child sexual abuse. The Church Safety Workshop is designed to provide practical information regarding the...

  • WHY (accurate information about abuse and abusers)
  • WHAT (description of an effective ministry Safety System)
  • HOW(resources and tools necessary to create an effective Safety System)

Schedule

9:00 am    Registration
9:30 am   Workshop begins
11:45 am   Lunch break
12:15 pm   Workshop resumes
2:30 pm    Dismiss

Registration

Cost: Free
Meal: $10

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Dates & Locations

May 14, 2020
Webinar

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September 1, 2020
First Baptist Church of Universal City
1401 Pat Booker Rd.
Universal City, TX 78148

October 8 - 9, 2020
Sexual Abuse Summit
Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75211

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Training Descriptions

Live Trainings

The Church Safety Workshop is a 5 hour training designed to provide practical information regarding the 5 parts of an effective safety system.  The presentation includes accurate information about abuse and abusers, description of an effective ministry Safety System, and resources and tools necessary to create an effective Safety System.  This live training is held at regional locations across Texas. 

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Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training is key in equipping staff members and volunteers to better understand the risk of child sexual abuse.  Texas Baptists is providing FREE access this 60-75 minute online training, the first step of the MinistrySafe 5-Part Safety System, to encourage, support, and equip you with information to protect children in your care.

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Topical Webinars

These are  60 to 90 minute online presentations intended to go deeper into specific aspects of an effective Safety System.

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Church Safety Workshop "Lite"

This is a 2 hour online presentation on the effective parts of a Safety System, created for ministers that are unable to attend a live training.

Presenter
Gregory Love

Gregory Love is a recognized expert in legal standards of care related to child sexual abuse, providing crisis response to ministries and churches nationwide. Litigating sexual abuse cases across the United States, his unique perspective provides valuable counsel to ministry and secular consulting clients, including the United States Olympic Committee, Awana International, Nazarene Global Ministries, Bob Jones University, Methodist conferences and Baptist Conventions and Associations. A shareholder and partner in the law firm of Love & Norris, Love serves as co-founder of MinistrySafe and Abuse Prevention Systems. In addition to creating loss control resources for insurance companies, Love regularly trains underwriting and risk management professionals to assess sexual abuse risk. Love has served as guest lecturer at Texas Wesleyan School of Law, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Dallas Theological Seminary.

We believe this is a significant issue for churches and we are offering this to you and encouraging you to take full advantage of it.  Let’s keep children safe at church!  We are asking you to bring a team of leaders from your church, particularly those that work with children, to the training that we are offering through MinistrySafe.


David Hardage
Executive Director, Texas Baptists

Testimonials
Here's what Texas Baptists pastors, ministers, and directors are saying about MinistrySafe

"This is vital for all our leaders to know."


"We are not as prepared as we think we are."


"I believe there is not a church or an organization which deals with youth or children that would not benefit from this training. As a pastor and former youth minister, I wish I had this training years ago."


"We need to be better prepared and more willing to protect what God has allowed us to do with our children."

Resources

Find church resources and learn more about implementing an entire church safety strategy through MinistrySafe’s 5-Part Safety System.  

Additional Resources


Any questions? 

Please reach out to:
Katie Swafford
Director, Texas Baptists Counseling Services
(214) 887-5488 
katie.swafford@texasbaptists.org