Pre-registration is closed.  You can register at the door.

Cost is $10, lunch is not included

March 26, 2019


Castleview Church
8601 Hague Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46256




Vocational Ministry Professionals, Risk Managers, Pastors, Children’s Ministers, Safety & Security Personnel, Elders and Deacons, Ministry Volunteers


A comprehensive training that describes an effective Safety System protecting children from sexual abuse in church and ministry environments. MinistrySafe offers a Complete Safety System, including forms and training, criminal background checks, sample policies, screening forms and systems for monitoring and oversight.


Common misconceptions

Abuser characteristics

• The 'grooming process behaviors'

Peer-to-peer sexual abuse

Reporting responsibilities

Changes in current legislation

• Description of an effective Safety System

• Description of an effective Screening Process 

• Tools and resources for reducing the



Gregory Love, Esq.



10:00 – 12:00 Section 1: Awareness – What we need to KNOW

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training: Facts About Sexual Abuse & Sexual Abusers

We cannot reduce a risk we do not understand.  This segment identifies commonly held misconceptions and provides factual information concerning abuser characteristics, the grooming process, common grooming behaviors, responding to an outcry or allegation, reporting responsibilities (to supervisors and authorities) and more. 

 12:00 – 12:30 Lunch 

12:30 – 1:45 Section 2: Safety System – What we need to DO       

  • The Awareness Training in Section 1 provides information regarding the risk of sexual abuse – giving staff members and volunteers the “Why”.  This section outlines the recommended elements of an effective safety system for Church ministries – outlining the “What”:
  • Sexual Abuse Awareness Training;
  • Skillful Screening;
  • Tailored Policies & Procedures;
  • Appropriate Criminal Background Checks;
  • Systems for Monitoring and Oversight. 

1:45 – 2:00 Break

2:00 – 3:00 Section 3:

Getting the Tools/Sexual Abuse Fire Drill

After describing the elements of an effective safety system for Church ministries, this section will identify tools and trainings available for the creation of the system – the “How”.   The session will end with an overview of how leadership can evaluate an existing ministry and determine where to start.  The session will also discuss common pitfalls and errors, followed by information important for crisis preparation.


Bob Weeks or Terah Adams