Stewards of Children is a prevention training program that teaches adults how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. The program is designed for organizations that serve youth and for individuals concerned about the safety of children. It is the only nationally distributed, evidence based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behaviors. Additionally, this training is certified through the South Carolina Department of Social Services for professional development training hours.
Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands’ mission is to advocate for and support survivors of sexual assault and abuse and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence. Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands envisions healthy survivors, thriving in a community free of sexual violence.
Spiritual Direction Certification Program – Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary at Lenoir-Rhyne University
We believe holy listening is at the core of spiritual direction. It’s listening to one another, and most attentively to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. The real and most genuine spiritual director is always the Holy Spirit.
How can stewardship ministry be strengthened in a congregation?
What are the key questions that will focus congregational stewardship ministry on God’s word?
What are the key questions that will suggest year-round practices that will engage congregants and deepen the connections between faith and generosity?
Join us for a seminar led by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands! STSM advocates for and supports survivors of sexual assault and abuse and educates the community to identify and prevent sexual violence. This seminar will include workshops entitled Darkness to Light and Healing the Hidden Wounds and is intended for faith leaders, clergy, and advocates who are interested in helping learn how to prevent, recognize, and react responsibly to child sexual abuse and respond to survivors in pastoral counseling. The Darkness to Light training is a nationally distributed, evidence-based program proven to increase knowledge, improve attitudes, and change child protective behavior. Healing the Hidden Wounds is focused on responding to disclosures of sexual assault and abuse in pastoral counseling and ways to support survivors on their healing journey.