Classical Safe Church Team

Equipping Congregations in Abuse Awareness, Prevention and Response

All churches in Classis Chatham are strongly encouraged to participate in education, prevention and response to allegations of abuse. Classis Chatham Safe Church Team consists of representatives from each of the individual SAFE Church teams within the Classis.

We meet twice per year (May and November) to provide support to local churches as together we strive to implement policies, raise awareness of abuse, and provide a safe space for everyone entering our church.

The chair for Classis Chatham Safe Church Team is:

Yvonne Lammers
Good News Church, London, Ontario
Contact Number:  519-719-6274


Classis Chatham Safe Church Counselling Fund - available to individuals impacted by Abuse

Click Here for the Counselling Fund Pamphlet    

Safe Church Video


Advisory Panel Process - Available to adults impacted by abuse of a church leader

Click here to go to website

To access a wealth of resources from the Christian Reformed Church of North America 

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SAMPLE Safe Church Policies from Churches in Classis Chatham:

Good News Safe Church Sample

Strathroy East Safe Church Sample

Grace Christian Reformed Church Sample

Criminal History and Involvement in the Church - RESOURCES

Criminal History and Involvement in the Church Presentation

Example of a Covenant of Conduct

Sample letter for Congregations