The Church Leadership Center offers webinars and recordings of past webinars that feature insights into theology, ministry and pastoral careEach webinar includes the opportunity for participants to interact with speakers by asking questions or making comments through audio or written chat.  

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Congregational Leadership and Ministry in the Face of Sexual Abuse

Moderated by David B. Miller, DMin, with Nancy Kauffmann and Regina Shands Stoltzfus, members of the Mennonite Church USA Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention
Thursday, September 15, 2:00-3:30 pm EDT

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In the summer of 2015, the delegates to the Mennonite Church USA Mennonite Church USA unanimously adopted a statement on Sexual Abuse. That statement committed the denomination to:

...tell the truth about sexual abuse; hold abusers accountable; acknowledge the seriousness of their sin; listen with care to those who have been wounded; protect vulnerable persons from injury; work restoratively for justice; and hold out hope that wounds will be healed, forgiveness offered, and relationships established or reestablished in healthy ways.

In December 2015, a Panel for Sexual Abuse Prevention was named to "continue the work of healing and prevention of sexual abuse within the denomination." In this webinar, Panel Member and AMBS Associate Professor David Miller will be joined by two other Panel Members to discuss the work of the Panel to date, explore the challenges that must be faced as the church tells "the truth about sexual abuse" and priorities for those who are in congregational leadership to prepare the church for both prevention of sexual abuse and obligation for intervention when abuse occurs.

Read Mennonite Church USA's Churchwide Statement on Sexual Abuse

Read about the Mennonite Church USA Panel on Sexual Abuse Prevention

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