Webinar: Becoming a Welcoming Church: Safe Sanctuary Protocols
The NBA Prison and Jail Ministries Affinity Group offers a series of webinars focused on congregational and general church involvement in prison and jail issues.
In today’s world, those convicted of sex offenses are our modern-day lepers. The crimes committed by those labeled sex offenders widely vary. Truth be told, a significant number of those convicted of these crimes are eventually released back into our communities. How does the church welcome and receive these modern day lepers? How do we create safe sanctuaries and communities that can effectively minister to these children of God?
Becoming a Welcoming Church: Safe Sanctuary Protocols
In this webinar, you will learn from a legal expert the conditions and restrictions applicable to those convicted of sex offenses, and from a pastor, how to establish protocols and procedures that make it possible to welcome them into your faith community.
- Rev. Dean Bucalos – Mission Specialist, NBA Prison and Jail Ministries; Coordinator, Mission Behind Bars and Beyond
- Nicholas K. Haynes – Attorney, Darby and Gazak, P.S.C.
- Moderated by Rev. Monica Wedlock Kilpatrick – Director of the Disciples Care Exchange and Affinity Group Ministries