Sexual Abuse Response

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8 Facts Every Ministry Leader Should Know About Background Checks and Sexual Abuse

by Guest Author on January 24, 2024 in MinistrySafe

This article features information from MinistrySafe, an industry leader in sexual abuse prevention. Through its relationship with MinistrySafe, Texas Baptists provides resources to help congregations in their efforts to reduce the risk of sexual abuse.

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Protecting children starts at home

by Katie Swafford on April 21, 2022 in News

Did you know that 98% of child abuse victims know their alleged perpetrator?

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Jesus’ mandate to protect little ones

by David Sanchez on February 7, 2022 in Sexual Abuse Response

In Matthew 18:7, right in the middle of Jesus’ teaching about children, he makes a sobering statement.

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Los principios bíblicos al denunciar el abuso sexual

by David Sanchez on September 9, 2021 in Sexual Abuse Response

La Biblia toma el abuso sexual en serio. Debemos denunciarlo 1) porque es la ley (en el caso de menores) y debemos someternos al gobierno que Dios ha puesto sobre nosotros para ejercer Su justicia; 2) porque como pueblo de Dios se nos pide que defendamos al oprimido y vulnerable; 3) porque al hacerlo desanimamos a otros posibles ofensores; y, 4) porque al denunciar al ofensor le proveemos la oportunidad de ver su pecado por lo que es y arrepentirse.

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The Biblical principles behind reporting sexual abuse

by David Sanchez on September 9, 2021 in Sexual Abuse Response

The Bible takes sexual abuse seriously. We should report it because it is the law (in the case of minors) and we must submit to the government God has placed over us to execute his justice, because as God’s people we are charged to stand up for the oppressed and vulnerable, because doing so discourages other would-be offenders, and because reporting the offender provides them with a chance to see their sin for what it is and repent.

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Texas Baptists offers resources and support to churches and ministries during Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Texas Baptists Communications on April 16, 2021 in Counseling Services

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. In Texas, 175 children are victims of abuse each day. As the body of Christ, churches and Christians have a responsibility to proactively protect children from dangerous or abusive situations.

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Surviving the secret

by Katie Swafford on April 1, 2020 in Sexual Abuse Response

Surviving the secret of abuse is hard, and everyone has a different way of processing their experience.

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Children’s Ministry with an abused child

by Dr. Ernest Izard on January 16, 2020 in Sexual Abuse Response

It is in this safe place within the family of God that the child is seen, heard, known and understood.

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Caring for abuse survivors

by Katie Swafford on April 23, 2019 in Sexual Abuse Response

Katie Swafford, director of Counseling Services, discusses ways leaders can care for survivors of sexual abuse within the church.

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The increasing need to protect children in church

by Tim Watson on April 23, 2019 in Sexual Abuse Response

Tim Watson, director of Area Representatives, shares about the important regional MinistrySafe church training workshops offered to reduce the risk of sexual abuse within the church.

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