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24 Sep

Online class - Faith Communities’ Response to Domestic Violence

Contact Info:

Lisa Buffum

Time & Date

Event Dates:
September 24, 2018 - October 06, 2018
Time Zone

CT - Central Time

Event Details

Audience: Lay LeadersMenOlder AdultSingle AdultWomenYoung Adult

Domestic violence occurs in all communities, regardless of a person’s age, ethnicity, or socio-economic status, and the physical, mental, and spiritual effects of such violence for all involved can be devastating. Do you know how to spot the signs and act to help someone in your church or community? This workshop will focus on a Christian response to domestic violence.

We will look at the history of domestic violence and learn who is involved, who is affected, and who is vulnerable. We’ll also explore the purposes, types, and consequences of such violence, and the urgency of responding whenever such violence is suspected. Biblical references will shape the discussion of ways for the church to educate members, support victims, and hold abusers accountable. By the end of the course, students will have access to resources for responding to domestic violence as individuals, pastors, and churches, and will be equipped to support programs that provide education about domestic violence and support victims. The focus is on saving lives.

This course has been endorsed by the Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) in the East Ohio conference. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU. No book is required for this course; all materials will be provided. Price: $70

***This is an online course, meaning you can participate at the time of day that works best for your schedule. Course materials will become available at Noon Central on the start day, and you should plan to spend an hour or two (whenever you choose) every day interacting with the course and on the discussion boards.***

Sponsored by:

Annual Conference -  East Ohio