I have another post on our Seminary’s faculty blog site today. You can read it here. In it I give a few very initial steps a church might take when considering starting a ministry to sex offenders.
Such a ministry is good, sorely needed, but should not be taken without concern for the entire church, including victims of abuse. as well as the family members of the offender. Any ministry we undertake should put spiritual protection–the very soul of our ministry targets–as a primary objective. Thus, helping an offender to limit access to vulnerable peoples would be seen as part of their spiritual care. As I have said on this site before, the grace of limits is a very good thing. When I accept boundaries, I am accepting God’s grace.
2 responses to “Ministry to Sex Offenders? post on www.biblical.edu blog site”
The blog post in the link is no longer available. Is there some place else I can read this? I currently work for a ministry that is wanting to open up our reach to sex offenders – trying to research as much as I can before we move forward. Thanks.