All ministry leaders – pastors, elders, deacons, youth ministry leaders – and those involved with abuse awareness are urged to attend this year’s Annual Inter-Classis Safe Church Conference.
Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:00 – 3:30 (registration 8:30-9 am)
This year’s special guest will be Bev Sterk from Lynden, Washington, who spoke passionately at last year’s synod about abuse and what the denomination needs to do to prevent it. Other speakers include Kathy Smith, adjunct professor of church polity at Calvin Seminary, Grand Rapids, and former crown attorney Henry Van Drunen. In addition, there will be a presentation on the “Circle of Grace” Abuse Prevention curriculum, as well as a presentation by the Waterloo Regional Police Department on cyber-bullying, and a session on detection and prevention of suicide.