ARITF meets with state abuse reform leaders

As the SBC’s Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force prepares to give its report and recommendations to messengers at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in June, members met with state leaders to preview that report and to strengthen the partnership among Southern Baptists for preventing and dealing with sexual abuse in churches. The group met in […]

One Pastor’s Purpose Behind His Drive to Make a Difference

The child shows up in a hypothetical situation but represents a real possibility — so real that it moved one South Carolina pastor deeply enough to embrace a seemingly impossible task and expend time, energy and money urging others to come along with him. He joins a group of founding members already committed to the […]

ARITF to unveil sexual abuse prevention, response curriculum

In an update to members of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee Feb. 19, the SBC’s Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force introduced a new curriculum designed to help churches navigate steps for the prevention of sexual abuse as well as the response when it happens. “Our churches need help but don’t know where to turn,” […]