Practical Advice Featured on Blog

October 25, 2017
Dr. Pooler

Associate Dean Dr. David Pooler offered practical advice to help churches deal with clergy sexual misconduct in a recent blog post for the Baptist Women in Ministry blog.

"When church leaders abuse people it is devastating, but it is far more tragic when congregations have no idea what to do or how to support or help victims or each other. The conversation about preventing abuse can be nested in a larger discussion about healthy congregations, safe spaces, and flourishing. One of the most tangible ways congregations can foster a powerful witness along these lines is to identify and train a point person(s) to whom members can go in crisis: an advocate."

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