My Dear Pastoral Colleagues,
Abuse issues have been a huge issue in the news and in the church over the past number of years. Too many lives have been broken because of abuse. We MUST address this issue.
On September 11 (in English) and 12 (in Spanish) the North American Division is providing a very important division wide meeting for pastors. This meeting will be livestreamed from the new NAD office. I am writing to ask you to consider attending this event.
The purpose of this life streamed event is two-fold. First, we want our churches to be educated on how to prevent abuse in their communities. Second, we want to support you as pastors by providing quality resources to understand better how to lead morally and legally if abuse does take place in your church setting.
You may wish to gather together in area pastors’ meetings or simply watch the livestreamed event on your own. There will be presentations by highly qualified individuals on moral, legal and counseling perspectives. And you can receive continuing education credit for your participation.
The sign-up information can be found at https://www.enditnownorthamerica.org. I encourage you to attend so we can end violence now.
Yours for mission,
Dan Jackson, President