The Diocese of Ohio is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion represented in the United States by The Episcopal Church.
The Episcopal Church of Ohio ministers in our Church and in our communities in many inspiring ways.
The Safe Church modules are updated, online, and pertinent to the issues facing communities today. Each module takes 20-30 minutes and can be completed in seperate sessions. While different courses are required based on different roles in the church community, many others are available that address issues that may be relevant to your particular context.
To request training, contact Mary Ann Semple in the Resource Center with your name, parish, role, and email address.
The obligation to seek and serve Christ in all persons and to respect the dignity of every human being is binding for all the baptized.
The authority with which leaders — ordained persons, adults who minister with minors (children and youth), youth in leadership roles, and adults who minister with vulnerable humans — are entrusted, creates an inherent power imbalance in the pastoral relationship. This power imbalance derives from the leadership role and, in the case of clergy, the symbolic authority of an ordained person. Christian leadership is intended to provide occasions for guidance and grace, and its abuse is always and unequivocally wrong.
Safe Church training fosters a culture of safety and inclusion for all people and covers a broad overview of issues of vulnerability, power, and healthy boundaries. Safe Church training is designed to equip all people to live out their Baptismal Covenant
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