Sexual Abuse Awareness

Realization of the child sexual abuse epidemic needs to change how churches care for children. Church Ministry Leaders need to recognize their responsibility to be vigilant in taking every safety precaution to protect children in their care. A failure to do so is negligent and destroys lives and churches. Making sure our churches are safe is not something we should be talking about, it is something that…

Understanding and Ministering to Blended Families

Blended families are becoming increasingly more common in our friendships, churches, and even our own extended families. How do we best minister to these blended families? Do we really even understand how blended families often function or what they need most? Coming from both counseling and theological perspectives, Rev. Chrissy Binion, will uncover practical ways…

Protection Policy for Children & Youth

This document, from Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville, provides an example of a church protection policy to ensure the safety of children and youth while at church.  This resource is particularly helpful for persons interested in Administration,  Legal, and Personnel issues.   Document: Working With Minors Policy: Oakmont

Things to Consider When Choosing Curriculum

When choosing a curriculum for small groups or Sunday school classes there are many things to consider. Allison Benfield put together this list of questions to ask as you research all your curriculum options. While written specifically with children’s ministry in mind these considerations are helpful regardless of age-group or context.  Document: Curriculum Considerations