Cost: FREE (lunch included) Who: Youth and Children's Ministry Leaders, Youth Ministry Volunteers, Parents, Educators, and Pastors When: November 3 Where: Main Street United Methodist Church CEU's for Clergy: 1/2 Teen dating violence is common - much more common than most caring adults realize. It affects millions of US teenagers every year, and yet many churches have not yet been equipped to address this crisis. That is why the Center for Ministry and Faith in Women have partnered together to introduce church leaders to evidence-based curriculum designed to help youth recognize the difference between caring, supportive relationships and abusive, manipulative ones.
Facilitated by the Rev. Dawn Flowers, senior pastor of Parkway Hills United Methodist Church, this educational event will prepare faith leaders to engage teenagers around subjects like defining caring relationships, respecting our own and others' bodies, understanding abuse, helping friends, communicating well, and addressing their anger effectively. The Center for Ministry and Faith in Women have partnered to not only introduce lay and clergy faith leaders to this subject, but also to enhance available resources with additional faith-based components developed by Rev. Elizabeth Henry, Pastor to Children and Families at Galloway United Methodist Church in Jackson, MS.