Every church desires to be a safe space for children and adults alike. In this episode of the N.C. Baptists Podcast, hear from two members of the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force of the Southern Baptist Convention as they share how their new curriculum will help churches across the country protect the vulnerable and give them the tools they need to prevent and respond to sexual abuse.


In this episode of the N.C. Baptist podcast, Seth Brown, director of the convention relations group for N.C. Baptists, sits down with two members of the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF): Brad Eubank, pastor of Petal First Baptist Church in Petal, Miss., and Kris Buckman, youth and kids missionary for the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. Together, the three of them discuss the newly-released ministry toolkit, the five essentials of abuse prevention and response, how churches can protect their flock and more.

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Podcast Highlights:

  • “And so we wanted to try to shoot a resource for (churches) that would help equip them, that would help give them the confidence that they could do this and break it down into manageable sections … into five words. The five words are: train, screen, protect, report and care.” (7:23)
  • “This is designed … (as) the 5-5-5. Take five key leaders — whether that be your pastor, an elder, your children’s or student ministry leader — five key leaders to go through five essentials within five months.” (9:02)
  • “Our hope would be that the church would be the go-to place for folks that have experienced abuse, that it would be a place to come for hope, help and healing.” (14:53)
  • Click here to learn more about the new ARITF ministry toolkit.
  • For more resources on sexual abuse prevention and response, visit ncbaptist.org/abuse.