Everence supports churches in protecting children, teens, and vulnerable individuals from harm with the Safe Church Grant. This grant provides $350 to help reimburse churches for costs they incur to keep people in their care safe from sexual or other forms of abuse. With the grant, Everence supports the healthy development of churches as they contribute to the good spiritual and emotional health of their attendees. The grant can be used to develop policies, train people, or implement programs within a church’s ministries. Churches can receive help from organizations such as Dove’s Nest (https://dovesnest.net) or GRACE (http://www.netgrace.org).

Churches with an Everence Stewardship Advocate may apply; if your church doesn’t have a stewardship advocate, contact Lyle Miller (lyle.miller@everence.com) or another stewardship consultant to set one up. More details, including a downloadable grant application, are available at everence.com/safe-church-grant.