A Pastor Invites Fellow Church Leaders to The Courage Conference
You are a pastor or leader in a christian school or ministry. You’ve heard about The Courage Conference, but wonder, “Is this really for me, or is it just for survivors of abuse?” Take a look and decide for yourself.
Why Should You Come To The Courage Conference?
When asked the question, “Why should a pastor attend The Courage Conference?” Pastor Glenn Entwistle, of A New Hope Bible Church, answered:
“For me, The Courage Conference is needed to battle this idea that churches and pastors can handle abuse (both internal and external) in isolation.
Over the years, we've bought into the false narrative that all we need is a good church and a faithful pastor to find healing. But what happens when the church AND the pastor are perpetuating the abuse by encouraging the abused to not seek the help they need? Too many times, a pastor's ego coupled with the belief that finding help will bring shame to the "cause of Christ" causes victims to hide from the help they truly need.
So in my mind, we need The Courage Conference for two reasons:
First, to give victims a safe place and a voice.
Second, to show pastors that we shouldn’t fear the reality that we aren't always equipped to deal with abuse victims. Seeking outside professional help is not only healthy, it's biblical.”
What You Will Get
1. Great Connections With Like-Minded Church Leaders
At The Courage Conference you will have the opportunity to meet local and national Christian leaders who care about creating safe communities, just like you!
2. Free Resources and Introductions to Local and National Organizations...So You Don’t Have to Reinvent the Wheel
The topic of abuse can be overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. Let us introduce you to resources and organizations who are trained to help your ministry thrive in safety.
3. Valuable Training On Addressing Abuse, To Protect Your Flock and Your Ministry’s Integrity
Learn from experts about the issue of abuse and how you can protect your flock, as well as how to respond safely with effectiveness and compassion when someone discloses abuse in your congregation.
Participate in a “church leaders ONLY” discussion with some of the speakers.
Staff Members You Should Send
- Teaching Pastors
- Executive Staff
- Women’s Ministry Pastor or Directors
- Child Care Directors and Youth Leaders
- Counseling Pastors
- Christian School Leaders and Teachers
- Anyone Who Regularly Interacts With Your Congregation
We know that you care about the safety of your ministry. Let us help you fortify the walls of protection at The Courage Conference!
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