MinistrySafe Institute

MinistrySafe Institute™ is our highest level of Training. This 16-hour seminary-level course focuses on equipping church leaders to understand, prevent and respond to the reality of child sexual abuse. The course content is aimed at vocational ministry professionals who desire educational resources at a deeper, more comprehensive level.

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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 attorneys  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 extensive understanding of the issues and how to best navigate through them. Love and Norris are  attorneys and sexual abuse experts  who have  provided 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.

  • 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.

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 planning for allegations of sexual abuse
  • Legislation related to sexual abuse
  • Changes in the law

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The risk of child sexual abuse 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.