With Hearts, Hands, and Voices in God’s Global Mission
A Conference Sponsored by
Northwest University (Potchefstroom, South Africa)
The World Reformed Fellowship
October 16 – 19, 2013
Dr. Phil Monroe, Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse Allegations in Christian Contexts
Dr. Monroe explores how churches can better prevent child abuse and respond well in the face of abuse allegations. By understanding common practices of predators, church leaders can develop policies to lower risk. When allegations do arise in the church, leaders can avoid compounding injuries with pastoral responses that care for the congregation and all parties involved. Dr. Monroe explores some of the common mistakes made by church leaders including the failure to recognize false repentance. He concludes by describing a spiritual car Pumpernick’se team approach for ministry to victims, offenders, and their families.
Dr. Monroe is professor of counseling and psychology at Biblical Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, and directs both the Master of Arts in Counseling and the Global Trauma Recovery Institute. He blogs regularly at www.wisecounsel.wordpress.com.