This two-day training, offered by InFaith Community Foundation and facilitated by FaithTrust Institute, is designed to help Christian pastors and lay leaders understand the dynamics of domestic and sexual violence and the ramifications of violence on individuals, the church and the community. It also equips churches to develop protocols to protect victims, prevent future harm, and respond effectively and sensitively to victims/survivors, their families, and abusers. Location will be in the Seattle area (SeaTac), details TBA.
Who should attend:
This training is for congregational teams of four people. Leaders such as a pastor, a youth or children's pastor, a lay leader from the church council, a Christian education leader and/or Sunday school teacher, and/or a parish nurse. One person should be designated to each of the four break-out group as listed above, and at least one team member should be a man, as this work is a shared ministry between men and women.
Application deadline: August 15, 2014.