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Faith Formation: Boundaries & Safety

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech


Call to Allyship: Preparing Your Congregation for Leaders of Color     Clergy Burnout, Revised and Expanded: Surviving in Turbulent Times          Holy Friendships: Nurturing Relationships That Sustain Pastors and Leaders     In Good Time: 8 Habits for Reimagining Productivity, Resisting Hurry, and  Practicing Peace: Michel, Jen Pollock: 9781540900548: Books     The Love Habit: Daily Self-Care Practices for a Happier Life and Healthier Relationships     People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine: A Clergy Whistleblower's Journey:  Caulfield, Rev. Beth: 9798986103211: Books     Professional Christian     Lreinventionofwork.jpg          The Set Boundaries Workbook     A Space for Us     

Boundaries & Safety

The State of Teen Mental Health with Tim Cryer

Tim Cryer and Tiger McLuen discuss the state of teen mental health coming out of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

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Trauma Informed Youth Work with Tim Cryer

Don’t miss this essential conversation with Tim Cryer, who has been creating safe spaces for students to find God’s healing for 20 years.  This webinar will equip you with the knowledge and skills to provide effective and compassionate support to students.

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Best Practices for Youth Group Transportation

Suggestions to help keep all youth and adults safe on the road together

Taking a Trip with Youth? You Need a Group Covenant

Ideas for creating a covenant as a group to name boundaries, expectations, and values for the trip

Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities continues the tradition of Safe Sanctuaries ministry by building on the trusted policies and procedures that have guided churches over the past twenty-five years. This resource contains theological grounding for the work of abuse prevention, psychological insights about abuse and abuse prevention, basic guidelines for risk reduction, age-level specific guidance, and step-by-step instructions on how to develop, revise, update, and implement an abuse prevention plan in your church or organization.

Also available is the Safer Sanctuaries Online Guide, an interactive companion for your team as they work through the process of developing and implementing a Safe Sanctuaries policy.

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Save 20% by purchasing the Safer Sanctuaries Print Book and Online Guide bundle. You will receive one print copy of Safer Sanctuaries: Nurturing Trust within Faith Communities as well as one enrollment in the Safer Sanctuaries Online Guide.

DisappointmentDisappointing people is hardly ever immoral.
It’s just what humans do..

by Rabbi Brian on November 7, 2022

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10 Ways to Make Your Church a Safer Place

As you anticipate a new ministry year, prepare your church to be a community of healthy relationships. Although no ministry is risk-free, here are 10 action steps that can minimize harmful risks and prevent abuse.

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Mindful Leaders Lounge is a supportive conversation space for leaders who are working on themselves so that they can be creative, mindful, adaptive and resilient through change. Part of her Defy the Trend Community, it is moderated by Nicole Havelka of Nicole Havelka Consulting. Learn more at

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Departure: Why I Left the Church by Alexander Lang

  • Sep 2, 2023 / Updated: Dec 21, 2023 - 12 min read
  • Explores:
  • The Great Pastor Resignation
  • 1000 Bosses
  • Unrealistic Expectations
  • Unseen Damage
  • Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset
  • The Final Service

three women talking at a tableLessons from pastors who have left parish ministry

By Journalist and UCC minister in Duke Divinity's Faith & Leadership

Though the number of pastors leaving parish ministry hasn’t amounted to a “great resignation,” those who have left still offer insight into the current state of the American church.

In Our Library

Faithful and Fractured: Responding to the Clergy Health Crisis - Kindle  edition by Proeschold-Bell, Rae Jean, Byassee, Jason. Religion &  Spirituality Kindle eBooks @     Feed My Shepherds: Spiritual Healing and Renewal for Those in Christian  Leadership: Flora Slosson Wuellner: 9780835808101: Books - Amazon     Part-Time Pastor, Full-Time Church   -     By: Robert Larochelle     Safe Sanctuaries for Children and Youth DVD     Safe Sanctuaries for Ministers     Paperback Safe Sanctuaries For Youth: Reducing The Risk Of Abuse In Youth Ministries Book     Safe Sanctuaries in a Virtual World     684687     Safe Sanctuaries - Older Adults          Women, Spirituality and Transformative Leadership - SkyLight Paths  Publishing