Caring Well Team
Recent studies have confirmed the sad reality that churches are not immune to the problem of abuse. Churches have often failed to take adequate steps to prevent abuse or appropriate steps to address it when it happens. In response to this reality, we have decided to take the preemptive step of forming a Caring Well Team. The goal of our Caring Well Team is to help Peninsula Community Chapel improve in how we prevent and respond to abuse in the life of our church. Our team will pursue this goal in two primary ways.
First, the Caring Well Team will work with the various ministries of the church to help them review and improve their policies and practices with abuse prevention and response in mind.
Second, the members of the Caring Well Team will remain available to serve as a helpful resource to those who have experienced abuse.
While the Caring Well Team does not provide professional or clinical services, all members of the team are required to complete a twelve-hour training on ministering to the abused. They are available to listen and provide care. They will not have all the answers, but they will be able to direct abuse survivors to other resources and help them to identify next steps to pursue healing and wholeness in Christ.
Please contact a member of the Caring Well Team if you need help and would like to talk.
To learn more about abuse and how the church can care well for the abused, we recommend the free online Becoming A Church that Cares Well for the Abused training that can be found at churchcares.com. We also recommend viewing the messages delivered at the 2019 Caring Well Conference, which can be found here: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6383529.