Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Resources to Prevent Sexual Abuse

Here are some helpful resources for pastors and church leaders, made available by the Southern Baptists, for building in protections against sexual abuse in the church:

LifeWay resources for helping prevent child sexual abuse in churches. Among them:

-- The "Pastor Search Committee Handbook," which is available at LifeWay Christian Stores and which includes information on how to conduct criminal and credit background checks.

-- "4 Steps to Prevent Sexual Abuse in Your Church," available at http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/article_main_page/0%2C1703%2CA%25253D150992%252526M%25253D200828%2C00.html

-- "Preventing Sexual Abuse," available at http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/article_main_page/0%2C1703%2CA%25253D160299%252526M%25253D200852%2C00.html

-- "7 Ways to Protect Your Church Staff from Scandal," available at http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/article_main_page/0%2C1703%2CA%25253D151573%252526M%25253D200828%2C00.html

-- "How to Protect Your Church from Lawsuits," available at http://www.lifeway.com/lwc/article_main_page/0%2C1703%2CA%25253D156788%252526M%25253D200828%2C00.html


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