Safe church and confidential counselors
The church should be a safe place. In fact, if you need to feel safe somewhere, it is within our own “ICF municipality”. The responsibility for that safety lies primarily with the leadership of the church. At the same time, each member is also responsible for safety within the congregation. Especially when it comes to children and adults in vulnerable situations.
Unfortunately, sexual abuse or transgressive behavior can also occur within church relationships. Sometimes obvious, but sometimes also very subtle because of a look, a comment or someone comes too emphatically close and thus crosses your boundary.
If you experience something unpleasant within the congregation, try to talk about it with someone you trust. As difficult as it can be to discuss this, don’t get stuck!
The confidential advisers are:
An (anonymous) report can also be made to SMPR.
More information can be found at: