This is a discernment exercise for those of you with children. In this post contains the child safety policy for Joel Walter’s Grace Church in Allen, Texas. Grace is an Evangelical Free Church in the Texas and Oklahoma District. Study the documents and discuss them with this one question in mind: Would you want your child involved in this church?
“Intelligence is something we are born with. Thinking is a skill that must be learned.”
Edward De Bono
“To live is to think.”
That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. When they arrived there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth. 12 As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.
I have already used Grace Church in Allen, Texas for another discernment post. Grace Church is an Evangelical Free Church in the Texas and Oklahoma District which is led by Bob Rowley. Today we are going back to Grace Church to look at another area that I believe needs some analysis.
Let me say this to all of you reading this post. I write about the EFCA and write about both the good and the bad. Some blogs just focus on the good, others focus on nothing but the bad. I am in the middle realizing that the bad news needs to be discussed and shared. However, I also believe that when the EFCA does something right they should be commended. The EFCA as an organization is struggling with both I would suggest. It has some incredible talent and amazing pastors, then it also has some difficult churches and issues. However, one of my biggest fears in writing about the EFCA is that in the course of time I will learn about child sex abuse problems. This blog will go where the issues go, but I hope that child sex abuse is not a major problem in the EFCA. If it is, then this blog will write about it.
Today’s post is an examination of the child safety policy at Grace Church which is led by Joel Walters. Here is my question to you…is the child safety policy in this church in Texas strong enough? Is the background check detailed enough? Is their understanding of child sex abuse solid or does this church have problems. I want you to read through and study these documents listed below and ask this one question. Would you want your child to be involved in this church? That’s it guys, know that I love you.