MinistrySafe Institute

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Why MinistrySafe Institute™?

  • Conferences and 'Break-Out Sessions' are not enough.

  • Handbooks and 'Abuse Kits' wind up on the shelf.

  • Over the past 20 years, conventional wisdom has failed children and churches.

Child sexual abuse risk can be a minefield for churches and ministry organizations. At MinistrySafe Institute™, ministry leaders receive effective counsel and instruction to navigate the myriad of issues that may arise.

Why Attorneys?

Child sexual abuse issues are invariably intertwined with the need for legal guidance: reporting to authorities, changes in the law, application of clergy privilege and insurance coverage. MinistrySafe Institute™ was created by legal professionals who are sexual abuse experts. After decades of litigating cases and providing counsel related to sexual abuse issues, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris founded MinistrySafe Institute™ to equip ministry leaders with an understanding of the issues and how to best navigate through them. Love and Norris are sexual abuse lawyers who have been providing guidance to ministry leaders since 1998, offering counsel, crisis response and seminary instruction. MinistrySafe Institute™ provides instruction that ministry leaders desperately need.

Why MinistrySafe Institute Certification™?

Certification from MinistrySafe Institute™ indicates that your ministry is committed to the highest standard of preventative protocols and training available to ministry leaders today. MinistrySafe Institute™ course content is seminary-level material aimed at vocational Abuse Prevention professionals who desire educational resources at a deeper, more comprehensive level.

MinistrySafe Institute Certification™ demonstrates that trainees have received instruction encompassing these topics:

    • Understanding sexual abuse in ministry contexts


    • Sexual abuse awareness training


    • Peer-to-peer sexual abuse


    • Creating an effective safety system


    • Building a safety committee


    • Skillful screening processes and training


    • Abuse reporting requirements


    • Preparation and response plan for allegations of sexual abuse


    • Legislation related to sexual abuse


    • Changes in the law


See a complete topic list.


How can we
protect our children?

Sexual Abuse Awareness Training provides the first step in MinistrySafe's 5-Part Safety System and is the single most important step a ministry can take to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse. Take the first step to train your staff and volunteers to understand the problem. When staff members and volunteers are equipped with the 'eyes to see' the grooming process of an abuser and key indicators of child sexual abuse, they can better recognize and prevent abuse.