SBC Voices* will be active this June at the SBC Annual Meeting in Anaheim to give a voice to SBC abuse survivors, educate messengers about the need to support structural reforms on the denominational level, and help SBC churches minister well to survivors of abuse. We’ll be hosting a booth at the Pastors’ Conference and a breakout session on Tuesday night.
The first objective of this project is to give SBC abuse survivors the opportunity to speak directly to Southern Baptist messengers about abuse. At the same time, we want to introduce SBC pastors and messengers to resources to help prevent abuse, to respond well to abuse disclosures, and to minister in trauma-informed/trauma-responsive ways.
Sunday and Monday – Visit our booth at the SBC Pastors’ Conference to…
- Hear directly from SBC abuse survivors.
- Review church resources from GRACE and New Growth Press on Display
- Register for a give-away of several book packages of resources to help your church address abuse
- Receive a teal ribbon to wear and show your support for survivors of abuse
Tuesday 7:00 pm – Join us for a breakout session on Trauma-Informed Ministry to learn…
- What is “Trauma” and how does trauma relate to sexual abuse?
- How does trauma affect the persons in your congregation?
- How does trauma-informed care relate to the Bible and the sufficiency of Scripture?
- How can we be a trauma-informed / trauma-responsive ministry?
The breakout will be led by Rachael Denhollander, Dave Pittman, and Todd Benkert. The breakout will take place at the Anaheim Marriott – Platinum Ballroom 4. Messengers will be introduced to resources available for churches and a Q&A time that will go on as long as anyone has questions.
Many people have already supported the project through financial contributions and in-kind donations. Thank you!
For information about the SBC Annual Meeting: https://sbcannualmeeting.net
See you in Anaheim!
* SBC Voices blog is owned by SBC Voices, Inc. a non-profit corporation based in Iowa. The SBC Voices blog has contributors from many walks of SBC life. The #StandWithSurvivors project is an initiative of SBC Voices, Inc. and does not necessarily represent the views of individual contributors to the SBC Voices blog. Note that contributions to the project are NOT tax-deductible.