Sexual Abuse Awareness Training at ERLC Caring Well Conference


MinistrySafe will be hosting Sexual Abuse Awareness training for SBTC churches at the ERLC National Conference - Caring Well.

  • The first 200 SBTC church leaders to register will be FREE, after that churches can send five free leaders for MinistrySafe training according to the SBTC Sexual Abuse Awareness Initiative.
  • By completing this form you will be registered for both MinistrySafe training and the ERLC Caring Well National Conference.
  • Registration does not include lodging, meals or parking. Go to the ERLC Website for more information.
  • Early registration ends July 31.

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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

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.

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. The first two are in May and the others will follow in the Fall of 2019.

Southcrest Baptist Church, Lubbock
November 19, 2019 - NEW DATE!
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm
*Cost: $10.00 for lunch
Registration deadline: November 15, 2019

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High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin
Date - November 20, 2019 - NEWS DATE!
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm
*Cost: $10.00 for lunch
Registration deadline: November 15, 2019

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Houston's First Baptist Church
Date: December 3, 2019 -  NEW DATE!
Time: 10:00am-2:30pm
*Cost: $10.00 for lunch
Registration deadline: November 29, 2019

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*Made possible by your Cooperative Program giving.

Recent trainings:

Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano (DFW)
Date: May 13, 2019

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 Event:
Sexual Abuse Summit - October 23, 2018 in Fort Worth.

Questions? Contact Kelly King
(817) 404-9438
For more information on Kelly King

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