We equip the local church to become a safe haven that:
- PROACTIVELY champions biblical sexuality and life and
- REDEMPTIVELY heals those wounded by sexual sin and abortion.
We do this so the church may become:
- Empowered by Truth
- Healed by Grace
- Champions for Life
- A Safe Haven
This is accomplished through Hope and Grace Partnership between the local church and Hope and Grace Global with a goal to create Safe Churches!
A Hope and Grace Partnership helps equip its church in all the SafeChurch objectives. A Partnership consists of one or more Hope and Grace Ambassadors and any number of members who are committed to seeing their congregation become a safe place to run when someone is experiencing an untimely pregnancy or struggling with a past abortion. A Partnership also includes Hope and Grace Advocates who can walk through difficult pregnancies with moms, dads, and grandparents. We offer motivating and informative training classes that makes this a no-brainer and a life-changer!
SafeChurches are created out of Hope and Grace Partnerships by accomplishing certain actions and having trained Hope and Grace Advocates who will come around new mom's and dad's to make choosing life possible by directing them to resources and support. These advocates will also be a comforting presence for those who have lost children to abortion and direct them to healing. This is all done without condemnation, speaking the truth in love. SafeChurches also have trained Hope and Grace Ambassadors who help educate the church body about abortion, its effects on the living, and how to overcome it organically by prayer and discipleship regardless of existing laws.
This is a curriculum that will change the way the church thinks about and addresses sexuality, pregnancy, and abortion. Currently, most of the church is silent on the matter, and because of her silence, she perpetuates abortion. Those who have made the fatal choice of abortion often suffer devastating consequences in silence. And our young people continue to choose it because no one has given them a valid reason to not do it. Get EQUIPPED and Be the SOLUTION courses will change the trajectory from death to life!
This next course teaches the spiritual and practical steps to making your church a SafeChurch where people from within your congregation and the surrounding community can come to learn the truth and find hope through the grace found in Jesus. Men and women who complete Get EQUIPPED and Be the SOLUTION are qualified to pursue the transforming role of a Commissioned Hope and Grace Advocate who can walk alongside women or couples in crisis or Ambassador who continues to educate and equip the congregation on an ongoing basis.
Sex was God's very good idea! And He gave us clear instructions to give us the most benefits and protect us from harm. However, when it is used to abuse a child, or in any manner outside His perfect plan, it damages us. It is a sin against our own bodies. Often we bury the pain in silence or unhealthy behaviors because we don't know what else to do. But God wants to heal and redeem even this! Journey to Purity classes are for people to heal in safe community. At least 1 of every 5 of us was molested as a child. Add to that all the sexual sin people choose, and well over half of us need sexual healing. Let us help you start a group at your church! Or join one of ours.
Abortion wounds can be buried for years or decades and we tell ourselves we are okay. The enemy wants us to think that we can be okay after losing a child to the deception of abortion. He also wants to shame us into thinking that we can never talk about it because he knows the power of confession - the beginning of healing. But until we unpack the experience in light of God’s love and faithfulness, the wounds continue to fester and can affect emotional, relational, and spiritual health and function. Sadly, Christians have the highest rates of abortion of any other group. Start healing your church!