August 22 - September 26, 2018
Becoming a Good Neighbor in Your Community, Six Lessons to Awaken and Challenge Your Heart!
Join us starting Wednesday, August 22nd, as we provide a special track at Lexington Baptist Church, 308 East Main Street, on Wednesday evenings, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., in room 201, down the hall from the children’s ministry area, starting August 22nd and finishing up September 26th.
Note: The classroom is located in their educational building on Creps Street. Best parking is across the street. Use entrance to Children's Ministry Center, at the corner of Creps Street and East Butler Street, and turn left down the hall, and the classroom will be on the left. This is part of the church's overall Discipleship Fall Training program, and if you or others would like to attend one or all of these talks, no reservations are required. Roger Acton will be hosting all six trainings and we will appreciate this being “Shared.”
Overview: With the engagement of six local leaders working with violent crime victims and support services for those impacted by violent crimes, you will be challenged on how your faith can impact these lives, opportunities to serve, and awareness to critical needs right here in Lexington. With each lesson, you will be refreshed with scriptural perspectives, and given next steps for becoming a good neighbor in your community.
October 3-5, 2018
When Faith Hurts: Equipping the Church for Faithful Response to Child Abuse and Its Implications for Congregational Care
A Conference for All Church Staff and Leadership
The Julie Valentine Center is pleased to invite you to attend When Faith Hurts. We are excited to bring Victor Vieth, the Senior Director and Founder of the Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center, to Greenville to conduct the training.
This training will prepare attendees to recognize and respond to cases of sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. We will discuss the prevalence of child abuse, the impact of abuse on spirituality, the interest offenders have in churches and faith-based camps and schools, and will offer suggestions for working to assist a child in coping with maltreatment. The training will also discuss ideal child protection policies for a faith based institution, including handling a situation in which a convicted sex offender seeks to join a congregation.