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Regional events offer churches training to prevent sexual abuse, raise awareness

As part of an ongoing emphasis to help equip churches in preventing sexual abuse, Oklahoma Baptists are presenting three regional events in February.

The 2020 “Abuse Prevention & Awareness Conference” will take place Feb. 24-25 in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Ardmore. Each event will feature expert speakers, curriculum and testimonies, all designed to equipping the local church to be better aware and prepared.

Conference speakers include MinistrySafe co-founder Greg Love and author and abuse survivor Jennifer Michelle Greenberg. Topics covered in the conference include:

  • Skillful screening and training
  • Monitoring and oversight
  • Background checks and best practices
  • Creating a culture of awareness
  • Caring well for abuse survivors

Oklahoma Baptists can register for a conference near them, including:

Tulsa—Feb. 24, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
South Tulsa Baptist Church
10310 S Sheridan Rd, Tulsa, OK 74133

Oklahoma City—Feb. 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wilmont Place Baptist Church
6440 S Santa Fe, Oklahoma City, OK 73139

Ardmore—Feb. 25, 6-9 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Ardmore
225 1st Avenue Southwest
Ardmore, OK 73401

Cost to attend this event is $10 per individual and includes a meal. Register online at www.oklahomabaptists.org/awareness-events.

“The church should be the safest place for people to turn to, and by implementing wise practices and prevention measures, we can better guard against child sexual abuse and other sexual abuses that are sadly so widespread today,” said Joe Ligon, senior associate executive director for Oklahoma Baptists. “By attending one of these events, churches will be better equipped in this vital area.”

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