Press Release

Over 40 Experts, Pastors, Abuse Survivors & Prevention Advocates Join ERLC’s National Conference on ‘Caring Well: Equipping the Church to Confront the Abuse Crisis’

August 13, 2019

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 13, 2019—More than 40 abuse survivors, experts, pastors and abuse prevention advocates will address participants at the ERLC’s fifth annual National Conference: “Caring Well: Equipping the Church to Confront the Abuse Crisis,” Oct. 3-5 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. 

Throughout the conference, speakers will participate in keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions to provide helpful information and practical steps for ways churches can confront abuse and defend the vulnerable within churches and communities. 

Members of the national press are invited to attend the event. Please email Elizabeth Bristow at [email protected] for a FREE registration promotional code.

2019 National Conference confirmed speakers include: 

The conference will address a variety of topics, including how churches should receive and respond to accounts of abuse, information on key partners such as law enforcement and social services, how churches out to guard against abuse and care for those who have experienced abuse and many other areas as well.

The conference will be presented in partnership with the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group. The Advisory Group was formed in July 2018 and tasked with considering how Southern Baptists at every level can take discernible action to respond swiftly and compassionately to incidents of abuse, as well as foster safe environments within churches and institutions. 

Elizabeth Bristow

Elizabeth Bristow serves as the Press Secretary for the ERLC. Elizabeth oversees press and media operations for the organization and also coordinates marketing and advertising for ERLC events. Elizabeth received a B.A. in Public Relations and Marketing from Union University in 2010. She and her husband have one son. Read More by this Author