1. Gather, create and develop resources and strategies for abuse education, prevention, and response that are appropriate for use in congregations, agencies, and ministries of the CRC. This includes making resources easily available using The Network, social media, and other appropriate venues.
2. Provide ongoing connection, training, and support to Safe Church Coordinators in each classis so that they may fulfill their role.
3. Participate in public speaking, writing, and educational opportunities that promote awareness and advance the cause of Safe Church Ministry.
4. Develop and provide oversight for ecclesiastical processes that deal with incidents and consequences of abuse, including the Advisory Panel Process and Restorative Practices.
5. Address systemic issues surrounding abuse within CRC structures, including abuse of power at all levels. This requires creative and diverse thinking and working with various teams of people, particularly in addressing synodical mandates and recommendations regarding abuse of power, which were adopted by Synod 2019.
6. Provide consultation services to pastors, ministry leaders, congregations, and ministry and agency staff to advocate for abuse education, prevention and safer environments in congregations, ministries and agencies of the CRCNA.
7. Provide consultation with pastors, ministry leaders, classis functionaries, congregations, and ministries and agencies of the CRCNA in responding to incidents and consequences of abuse. This includes participation in regularly scheduled case consultation meetings with Pastor Church Resources.
8. Participate in a process for addressing greater alignment and collaboration within the U.S. Justice Ministries: Disability Concerns, Race Relations, and Social Justice.
9. Work in close partnership with Safe Church Ministry in Canada as directed by the CRCNA Canadian Corporation.
10. Fulfill additional responsibilities as assigned by the director of Congregational Services.
The director of Safe Church Ministry will report to the director of Congregational Services. In addition, the director is accountable to the Mercy and Justice Ministries Committee of the Council of Delegates and will work in adherence to the Joint Ministry Agreement with the CRCNA Canadian Corporation.