Biggest Takeaways You Don't Want To Miss:
Churches are not prepared to respond well to accusation. Leaders hide behind power and privilege when they should use it to seek truth and justice. Oh, and someone please make sure to include women throughout the discovery process and follow-up.
Create a simple checklist for use in case of an accusation. Prepare beforehand in full understanding that your decision-making will be under stress and significantly compromised. A checklist automates actions that cannot be missed or passed over.
Love the accused and the accuser. Rather than playing sides, healthy church leadership proactively loves all parties involved.
Few challenges are greater in a church than a leader accused of sexual abuse or sexual assault. Churches consistently rush to conclusions rather than take appropriate measures to protect everyone and pursue justice. This episode provides a step-by-step plan for turning intention into reality.