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Restored Church Training

Just since March 2015, we've trained 77 new church leaders, safeguarding officers and children's workers who represent more than 538 churches. Based on regular churchgoing statistics, these churches minister to over 130,000 churchgoers in a year.

And the training is making an impact - the pastor of one church that has been through our training says, “I do a fair bit of one day training in my line of work, but I remember the day with Restored as the best. Most challenging for me personally was the discussions around the impact of my teaching and theology on women in violent relationships, might I be encouraging them to stay and bear their suffering? I have since been contacted by a woman for emergency support, which I was able to give. Having the resources to hand was very useful; it felt a little like having backup as I met with this situation for the first time as a minister.”

About Our three hour training 

We are very pleased to announce that we are working in partnership with CCPAS  to bring you this 3 hour training module on Domestic Abuse. CCPAS is the only independent Christian charity providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children, vulnerable adults and for those affected by abuse. This course will explore and raise awareness of the prevalence and impact of Domestic Abuse encouraging all who attend to understand that the church is not immune from these issues. This is a face-to-face training session with an interactive delivery style.

More information about CCPAS can be found here

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the course, you should:

  1. Have an increased awareness of what Domestic Violence/Abuse is and who is most affected.
  2. Have an understanding of Domestic Abuse within the context of church and faith communities’ as well as an understanding of how Domestic Abuse impacts children.
  3. Have an understanding that Domestic Abuse is a complex issue and why we need to dispel many myths associated with this form of abuse.
  4. Have developed a clear sense of how the church should respond to Domestic Abuse so that those affected by it feel safe and supported.
  5. Feel equipped to develop an action plan for what you as an individual or your church/community can do as a positive response.

The next training is taking place in  Swanley on 28th February 27 2016. To book your place please click here or call: 0845 120 45 50 (ext. 3)

About our One-Day Training

Aim: To equip Church/Pastoral leaders to recognise and respond to domestic abuse within their context and understand the next steps to take in responding more effectively.

By the end of the day, participants will have:

  1. Explored our identity in Christ, looking at an example of how Jesus used power.
  2. Explored theological aspects of relating to identity and gender.
  3. Highlighted scriptures that can underpin abuse.
  4. Explored domestic abuse in the UK, who is most affected and looked at a case study –‘Dawn’s’ story.
  5. Identified various responsibilities from a Safeguarding point of view (using a DVD clip about children affected by domestic abuse).
  6. Assessed where you might be as a Church and what practical steps you could take to make a difference and support those affected.

We also provide various resources for participants to take away with them and help them put what they have learned to good use.

Find out more!

If you are interested in receiving training or have a one hour session in your church please email us at info@restoredrelationships.org or call 020 8943 7855.