COURAGE TO HEAR, COURAGE TO HEAL
The prevalence is disturbing. It may surprise you, if not shock you.
At an Explicit youth event, we found that 30-40% of the girls were sexually abused. Two local pastors at different churches discovered at their respective men’s retreats that 80% of the men had experienced sexual abuse.
As concerned leaders, we must be equipped to create safe places in our communities and churches where people who are secretly struggling in shame can experience God’s compassion and begin their healing.
We urge you to forge the courage to hear the truth about the effect that sex abuse has on individuals, marriages and families, and break the silence to call forth the courage to heal!
Session 1: Thursday, April 19, 7-9:00 PM
Session 2: Thursday, May 10, 7-9:00 PM
Session 3: Thursday, June 14, 7-9:00 PM
Early Registration online by the date of each event: $15
At the Door Price: $20
Special Price to attend all 3 Sessions (online pkg.): $40
Registration opens in March!
NEW LIFE CHURCH FAMILY CENTER
(APRIL 19 ONLY)
1190 NU’UANU AVENUE, DOWNTOWN HONOLULU
- Street parking
- Parking structure next to New Life Church
PACIFIC RIM CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
(MAY 10 & JUNE 14)
2223 HO’ONE’E PLACE, HONOLULU
(off of Sand Island Access Rd. Located behind American Carpet One)
- Street parking
- In Front of building
- American Carpet One
- Gravel lot next to New Hope Oahu (oceanside) on Sand Island Access Rd.
Description of Sessions:
(all sessions will incorporate opportunities for rich dialogue)
Session 1: Courage to Hear : Receive a foundational introduction and understanding on sexual abuse issues and the shame and rejection attached to this wound. Learn some practical steps that your community can take to address this issue in a healthy way.
Session 2: Courage to Heal: We will explore practical ways for communities to become safe places where people who have been victims can begin their healing journey.
Session 3: Courage to Walk in Freedom: In this session, we want to empower leaders with more tools to help others walk in freedom from the painful affects of sexual trauma. Learn ways to prevent sexual abuse, impart healing and restoration, and communicate the message of respect and honor. Learn what resources are available to you.