Safe Churches Update

We are very thankful to God for Phil Evans joining us in the Ministry Standards Team as our Persons of Concern Case Manager (part-time). Phil was up until recently the Senior Pastor of Hawkesbury Valley Baptist Church, but now is working in this movement wide role to help support our churches in extending God’s grace and providing meaningful and appropriate ways for known offenders to participate in Christian community. If you need further information regarding this important work, please don’t hesitate to contact Jonathan Bradford, Ministry Standards Manager via standards@nswactbaptists.org.au or our confidential Initial Contact Form at https://nswactbaptists.org.au/ministry-standards/. More information on the Person’s of Concern process is available at our website www.creatingsafespaces.org.au/resources/ model document 16 (PDF Brochure).

We are very excited and give thanks to God that the Creating Safe Spaces training is now available in Korean and Chinese language. This includes both the online module and the face-to-face workshops. For further information, please visit our website www.creatingsafespaces.org.au where you can also make a request to host a workshop. You may be aware of individuals or churches that would benefit from being aware of and being able to participate in this training. Your assistance in spreading the word is very much appreciated.

We continue to receive Safe Church Health Check applications from churches across our movement. Thank you to the people who are working hard on behalf of their churches to submit these applications! We currently have 31 churches that have passed the Safe Church Health Check with a good number more well on the way to completion. If you require further information on the Safe Church Health Check, please visit the Creating Safe Spaces website Safe Church Health Check page https://creatingsafespaces.org.au/schc/ or alternatively you can call James Oosterveen, Safe Church Coordinator at the Baptist Ministry Centre on 9868 9212 or schc@nswactbaptists.org.au.

We currently have a volunteer role available within the Ministry Standards Team one day per week. Please see the details in the Join our Team section below.

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