Summit In Focus

WHAT IS THE SEXUAL ABUSE SUMMIT?

The Summit is a day-long conference focused on addressing the risk of child sexual abuse in ministry environments. Summit speakers are attorneys and experts who repeatedly address legal issues related to child sexual abuse.

Topics include:

  • Understanding the Risk
  • Implementing Preventative Measures
  • Preparing for and Responding to an Allegation
  • Complying with Abuse Reporting Requirements
  • Creating Registered Sexual Offender Policies
  • Searching Criminal Records Effectively
  • Applying Changes in the Law

Addressing Sexual Abuse In The Church

For nearly a decade, child sexual abuse has been the number one reason ministries have ended up in court. Child sexual abuse is devastating to the victim, the victim’s family, the congregation and the church itself, creating negative public perception and significant financial loss.

Offenders are drawn to child-serving programs with fewer protections in place – the welcoming, inclusive environment in Christian ministries provides a prime target.

Consider these facts: 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before reaching 18 years of age, and these statistics skip no spiritual paradigm. 1 in 3 reported cases involve peer sexual abuse: children abusing other children.

The Summit provides leaders with essential information and resources, empowering attendees with proactive safeguards to protect children and equip ministry personnel. Come join us as we tackle this thorny issue in a hurting world.

Kimberlee Norris and Gregory Love’s expertise was evident from the moment we met them. They have become trusted voices we can contact whenever we need counsel. MinistrySafe helped us to meet our objective of providing a secure environment for children to hear the gospel.
— Doug Stanley, Operations Director at The Village Church - Flower Mound, TX

NOW THROUGH AUGUST 1: EARLY BIRD RATE

$40 FOR INDIVIDUALS

$35 FOR GROUPS OF 3 OR MORE.

REGISTER TODAY

AFTER AUGUST 1:

$50 FOR INDIVIDUALS

$45 FOR GROUPS OF 3 OR MORE.

Registration available at the door.

Speakers

Gregory Love

Kimberlee Norris

Robert Showers

Dr. Mark Bailey

MinistrySafe has provided us with high impact, practical solutions and methodologies that will live on for years in all our ministry locations. Every program needs to hear from MinistrySafe. Regardless of what you have in place, they will increase the level of protection in your program.
— Mike Diggs, Safety Director at The Rock Church - San Diego, CA

Schedule

kick off

8:00 - 8:30
REGISTRATION
8:30 - 8:50
CALL TO ACTION
8:50 - 10:30
CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE IN CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

morning break

10:45 - 11:45
AN EFFECTIVE SAFETY SYSTEM

lunch

12:45 - 2:00
SKILLFUL SCREENING
2:00 - 3:00
MINISTRY TO RSOs AND 'KNOWN OFFENDERS'

afternoon break

3:15 - 4:15
CHANGES IN THE LAW
4:15 - 5:15
ROUNDTABLE: RESPONDING TO AN ALLEGATION

REGISTER FOR SEXUAL ABUSE SUMMIT 18

Our Christian outdoor adventure camps have been using MinistrySafe for Sexual Abuse Awareness Training for years. It is a critical component of our efforts to protect minors. Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have been helpful partners for years, providing excellent resources and services.
— Jeff Ward, Director of Finance & Administration at Glorieta Camps - Glorieta, NM

Venue

CHRIST CHAPEL BIBLE CHURCH IS A MULTI-SITE, NON-DENOMINATIONAL BIBLE CHURCH WITH 10,000 REGULAR ATTENDEES LOCATED IN THE HEART OF THE FORT WORTH CULTURAL DISTRICT. LEARN MORE