Nuts and Bolts Mennonite Brethren Church of MB April, 2022

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Good Intentions are NOT enough: Frank talk about pastoral vulnerabilities

Welcome to the resource page, prepared especially for the great folks who attended the “Nuts and Bolts” Day: “Good Intentions are Not Enough: Frank talk about Pastoral Vulnerabilities”

The pdf of the slide deck used during today’s presentationMB Pastors nuts and bolts handout:

Helpful resources:  


A Church called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture That Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing by Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer

Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church by Diane Langberg

Suffering and the Heart of God: How trauma destroys and Christ restores by Diane Langberg

Bathsheba’s story: Surviving Abuse and Loss Written by Baylor University Deans Diana R. Garland and David E. Garland

The Roys Report: Reporting the truth. Restoring the church. Writing the “unvarnished truth about what’s happening in the Christian Community so the church be be reformed and restored.

Hagar’s Voice: The statement from the victim of Bruxy Cavey’s abuse of power.

Self Compassion Resources can be found on Dr. Kristen Neff’s website.

To learn more about the psychological distancing feeling of shame, take a look at Dr. Brené Brown’s TED talk, Listening to Shame. 

Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment: GRACE An organization that provides investigations into abuse allegations and consultation to prevent abuse.

…Lori Anne Thompson: in her own words