Resources on Sexual Abuse

During the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting this week in Birmingham, Alabama, Southern Baptists took several significant actions to address the crisis of sexual abuse in Southern Baptist churches. Representatives at the convention, known as “messengers,” voted to adopt... Continue...

Russell Moore joins the CBS Evening News to discuss the SBC's new recommendations to protect sexual assault victims.  "One of the things that will be talked about at this convention is how to hold one another accountable where autonomous churches, where autonomy... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 8, 2019—In advance of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, June 11-12, in Birmingham, Ala., the SBC Sexual Abuse Advisory Group has released a public report on church sexual abuse. Upon its formation in July... Continue...

In response to the revelations of a sexual abuse crisis in American society and recognizing that such abuse has occurred within our Southern Baptist churches, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J. D. Greear commissioned a Sexual Abuse Advisory Group. He... Continue...

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 6, 2019—The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, along with the Sexual Abuse Advisory Group, announced today the launch of the “Caring Well Challenge,” a unified call to action designed to confront church... Continue...

The American church is facing an abuse crisis. Is your church doing all it can to be safe for survivors and safe from abuse?   What is the Caring Well Challenge?   The Caring Well Challenge (CWC) is a unified... Continue...

Lindsay Nicolet moderates a panel discussion on Sexual Abuse and Sexual Assault with Trillia Newbell, Jen Wilkin, Gregory Love, and Kimberlee Norris.  Continue...

Is your church doing all it can to confront the abuse crisis? Stay tuned over the next few weeks to learn how the ERLC and the Sexual Abuse Advisory Group is providing practical help for SBC churches. It's time to... Continue...

Becoming a Church that Cares Well for the Abused (churchcares.com) is a training experience designed to equip the church on how to respond well to the initial report of abuse. This free resource brings together top experts in the areas... Continue...

The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention will consider a significant proposal to establish a standing Credentials Committee. This committee will be tasked with handling disputes that arise related to whether churches are in friendly cooperation with the SBC,... Continue...