Safe Church

In a world where the vulnerable continue to be exploited, the Church must take action in safeguarding the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of every person in its care. As such, we are committed to standing with the most vulnerable, holding one another accountable, trauma-informed care, abuse prevention, and creating an all-around culture of goodness and safety for all.

“Yes, the church is part of the good news of Jesus. And the church proclaims the good news of Jesus. But when men and women have only seen churches formed by unhealthy power, celebrity, competitiveness, secrecy, and self-protection, our corporate ecclesial life belies the truth of the gospel. The church can only witness to the truth of Jesus by seeking justice, serving with humility, operating transparently, and confessing and lamenting failures.”

— Scot McKnight, A Church Called TOV