Podcast Episode #445
Josh Bryant, the Church Law Guru, joins us to discuss how your church can prepare for and respond to a #MeToo accusation.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- In the church, we are more aware of sexual abuse and assault issues than ever before.
- Pastors need to lead church staffs through sexual harassment prevention training.
- If you become aware of sexual abuse or assault as a pastor, your first response needs to be reporting it.
- Every church should have a plan for how to respond to a sexual abuse, assault, or harassment claim.
The four step we discuss today are:
- Write it down
- Speak into it
- Plan for it
- Respond to it
About Josh Bryant
Josh Bryant is the Managing Attorney at Church General Counsel. He seeks to help churches bolster church growth and ministry needs with legal compliance and best risk management practices. He has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas School of Law in Fayetteville, Arkansas and previously served as Pastor of Adult Discipleship at First Baptist Church in Rogers Arkansas.
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