The Episcopal Dioceses of Eastern and Western Michigan seek to safeguard all of God’s children. We commit to creating safe environments, especially for our children, youth, and vulnerable adults, from sexual, physical, and personal abuse or exploitation.
All people exercising ministry in the Episcopal Church are required to participate in Safe Church training, including vestry members, children and youth staff and volunteers, Eucharistic Visitors, diocesan elected leaders, and more.
The training and our diocesan policies for Safe Church are intended to provide leaders with the tools and insights to take an active role in keeping our communities safe. They give our communities a vocabulary for discussing the issues of sexual misconduct and harassment to assist in and teach all of us healthy boundaries and loving ways to interact with the children and other adults in our midst. This furthers the crucial mission of transforming all of our churches into truly safe spaces for God’s beloved family.
These three two-hour training sessions are offered for those who wish to participate in the Safe Church, Safe Communities training in a community setting (on Zoom) rather than through the online, self-directed platform. This is not a “train-the-trainer” opportunity.
Please see below for specific dates and times.
With questions, please contact McKenzie Knill, Director of Children, Youth, and Young Adult Formation, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or at 810-434-5982.