12 Things You and Your Faith Community Can Do
Pray for God to speak truth, mercy and hope to the hearts of the victims and abusers. Pray for our faith community to become better equipped in order to effectively help victims of abuse as well as those abusing them. Pray for safety and wisdom in the many choices victims need to make in and out of an unsafe environment. Pray for God’s healing touch in their lives.
#2 Get Educated
Whether you are a faith leader or not, there are many ways to get educated. Understanding the patterns and dynamics of abuse is a significant way to help those suffering. Many victims feel alone due to a lack of understanding by their friend, family, and church leaders. Review our list of resources.
#3 Learn The Signs
#4 Offer Training
#5 Collect Items
Contact your local women’s help agency and shelter for a list of needed items.
#6 Add Books
#7 Prevent Abuse
#8 Offer Support
Put up educational posters that include your local resources as well as the national hotline number. This will help women feel safer when they are ready to seek help from a church leader.
#9 Share Oasis
Download the Oasis Bible Study flyer and slide to help women know that there is a free Christ-centered resource available to them.
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