The Power to Do Good:
The Use & Misuse of Power in the Church
Presented by Dr. Amanda Benckhuysen CRCNA Safe Church Ministry
3-hour workshop at the BC March Classis meetings
Langley Immanuel CRC*
Tuesday, March 7: 5:50pm – 9pm
Burnaby Nelson Ave Community Church*
Wednesday, March 8: 8:50am – 12pm
Churches are meant to be places where people can worship God and grow in faith – free from harm. For many it’s a place of pain, confusion, & hurt leading to profound emotional and spiritual wounding. How can we support churches to be places of healing and help prevent harm?
ALL council members staff, leaders & congregants are invited to attend The Power to Do Good: The Use & Misuse of Power in the Church
Participants will learn about:
- the gift and responsibility of power & spiritual authority
- stewarding authority in ways that lead to the flourishing of others
- deepening our understanding of the abuses of power and how to prevent it
- reflecting on the importance of establishing healthy boundaries for oneself and others
- learning to cultivate a goodness culture in your congregation
Councils are requested to encourage ALL staff, council members & leaders to participate in this training. This workshop fulfills the recommendations of the Addressing Abuse of Power Committee Report to Synod that all ordained pastors and office bearers participate in Abuse of Power Training.
Registration is not required, but it would be helpful to know how many people to expect. If you have not registered but can make it at the last minute please do join us!
*Immanuel CRC: 21713 50 Ave, Langley *Nelson Ave. Community Church: 5825 Nelson Ave, Burnaby
Contact: Faye Martin – BC Safe Church: Abuse Prevention & Response Coordinator Faye@bcsafechurch.com
The British Columbia Safe Church Team (SCT) is a BC Classis Partner helping build and sustain healthy congregations. We are a ministry of the Christian Reformed Churches (CRC) in British Columbia - Classis BCNW and Classis BCSE. We exist to respond to the issue of physical, sexual, emotional, and abuse related concerns through preventative education and appropriate responding procedures.
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