For the last ten years the SBTC has been working with MinistrySafe to provide protection from sexual abuse in our churches.

In February 2019 SBTC Executive Director Jim Richards announced a multi-faceted response to sexual abuse, in partnership with MinistrySafe, which includes an allocation to fully fund training for five people per church in as many as 1,000 SBTC churches.

"Business as usual is not acceptable." Jim Richards

Regional Training

The SBTC is hosting several regional trainings that cover the same content as the online training. There is no limit to how many from each church can attend these events.

Southcrest Baptist Church, Lubbock
November 19, 2019
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm
*Cost: $10.00 for lunch
Registration deadline: November 17 at 4:00pm

Now closed!

High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin
Date - November 20, 2019
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm
*Cost: $10.00 for lunch
Registration deadline: November 17 at 4:00pm

Now closed!

Houston's First Baptist Church
Date: December 3, 2019 -  NEW DATE!
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm
*Cost: $10.00 for lunch
Registration deadline: November 22, 2019 at 4:00pm.

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*Made possible by your Cooperative Program giving.

Online Sexual Abuse Awareness Training

One-year access to the MinistrySafe Protection System will be granted to the first 1,000 SBTC churches that apply, which includes teaching modules from the MinistrySafe Institute.

In addition, churches are able to sign-up for any combination of the following two trainings for up to five individuals.

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training
(Online - 1.5 hours)

Should be taken by leadership
(paid staff and volunteers). Includes certification.

MinistrySafe Institute Training
(Online - 16 hours)
Comprehensive, seminary-level
contect dealing with the risk of child sexual abuse.
Contains six modules, including Skillful Screening,
for those who interview volunteers and paid staff
who work with minors. Includes certification.

To begin the process to register for online training,
please fill out this form.

HELPFUL NOTE: Please have on hand the names and emails
of those you want registered before beginning the form
to fast track your registration.

Reporting Sexual Abuse:
In the state of Texas, everyone who knows about a sexual abuse incident becomes a mandatory reporter. If there is an emergency please call 911 immediately. If you become aware of an incident the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services website has information on how to report as well as recognize signs of abuse.

Additional Resources:
National Sex Offenders Website:
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
Texas Abuse Hotline:
SBTC Church Ministries: Church Security

Recent Events:
2019 ERLC Caring Well National Conference - watch online conference videos

Questions? Contact Kelly King
(817) 404-9438
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