NO PLACE FOR VIOLENCE HERE RESOURCES

We have produced a variety of resources for your church to use, most of them downloadable but some available only in hardcopy format.  We recommend you start by downloading and reading through the campaign overview, then purchase the hardcopy resources you require and download the digital resources.

Some of the resources were produced by BaptistCare NSW & ACT as part of a resource they badge as  “More Than Skin Deep”.  These  are marked with an asterix. These resources retain the Baptist Care New South Wales logo  and “More Than Skin Deep” badging. We are in the process of making some of these available with Baptistcare Australia branding for those.

Campaign overview & planning tool

Outlines the campaign, including key dates and activities, and suggestions for church involvement

Campaign Kit*

Contains a set of seven A4 size posters, each describing a form of domestic abuse (sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, verbal abuse, economic abuse, emotional abuse, social abuse, physical abuse) and phone numbers for where people can find help; 50 contact cards, Our Pastoral Response Booklet, Pastors Quick Reference guide

WORSHIP RESOURCES

Prayers

Three prayers that can be used in church or by individuals.

Sermon ideas

An outline for a one-off sermon on domestic violence.
AWARENESS RAISING RESOURCES

Set of Seven Posters*

A set of seven A4 size posters, each describing a form of domestic abuse (sexual abuse, spiritual abuse, verbal abuse, economic abuse, emotional abuse, social abuse, physical abuse) and phone numbers for where people can find help.

Contact Cards*

A set of 50 contact cards (business card size) that contain the national DV service hotline number and a men’s referral service number. Make them available on a display area in your foyer, or even consider giving one to each member of your congregation to keep in their wallet or purse as a prayer reminder and to have handy if and when they might need to refer someone to one of the services. Branded with Baptistcare NSW and Australian Baptist Ministries logos

Videos

A series of short but powerful videos in which survivors of domestic violence tell their stories and how they have been helped by the ministry of Baptistcare NSW.

Anike's story

Leanne shares her story of escape from a violent household with the assistance of an interest free loan from Baptistcare. A great video to show if you plan to raise funds for Baptistcare and if you take up the suggestion to provide starting over care packages for women fleeing violence.

Leanne's story

Leanne shares her story of escape from a violent household with the assistance of safe housing provided by Baptistcare. A great video to show if you plan to raise funds for Baptistcare and if you take up the suggestion to provide starting over care packages for women fleeing violence.

Mary's story

Mary shares her story of resilience and hope assisted by 12 years of support from Baptistcare counselling
EDUCATION RESOURCES

Our Pastoral Response Booklet*

A 14 page booklet by Baptistcare NSW designed especially fro pastors. It outlines the seven different types of domestic abuse, provides tips for recognising situations where domestic violence is occurring, mandatory reporting requirements, and a guideline for responding.

Online Workshop for Leaders

Sit in on a 3 hour workshop (3 x 1 hour session) run for Baptist leaders in 2016 by DV expert Carolyn Cousins. Includes a copy of the slide presentation used.

Workshop for Congregation

A 1.5-2 hour workshop that can be completed in small groups or as a larger workshop.

Infographic/Fact Sheet*

A fact sheet with a summary of key information. Avaiable in A4 and A5 versions. Print of copies for your church or cut and paste into a powerpoint.

National Statement

A short statement by the Baptist National Council recognising the prevalence of domestic violence, our failure to respond adequately in the past and a commitment to do better going forward.

Seven Types of Violence Powerpoint*

The seven types of domestic abuse described on a series of powerpoint slides

RESOURCES FOR SHAPING CHURCH CULTURE

Church Culture Audit Tool

A simpel tool to evaluate the ways your church culture may be unintentionally conducive to violence or to silence about it and ways you can change this.

Working Group Reports

Working groups of scholars, social workers and congregation members will explore the cultivation of generous and peaceful relationships in our churches. We are still formulating the briefs and will report back.

Available in August 2018

RESOURCES FOR REACHING YOUR COMMUNITY

Guide to Care Packs for Women Fleeing Violence

One way churches can express love to their local community is to make up care packs for women fleeing violence. They are often starting over with very few resources. This guide outlines the type of things to include in a care pack and how to get them to people running refugees for distribution.

Coming soon

Denominational Ministries You Can Support

In addition to local domestic violence service providers your church might like to pray and fundraiser for Baptistcare domestic violence work an Baptist World Aid’s programs to prevent gender based violence in the Pacific. This resource will point you to information you need to know and whom to contact.

Coming soon

ADVOCACY RESOURCES

Guide to Participating in the Refuges Advocacy Project

Every year 3000 women are turned away from refuges that have no rooms left for them. This guide shows you how to research the adequacy of services in your local area and how to feed your results into the national report we are creating.

Available in January 2018

No Room...A Call for More Women's Refuges Report

A report to be compiled using research by participating churches that outlines areas where more women’s refuges and other domestic violence services are required.

Available in September 2018

Guide to Visiting Politicians

A guide to visiting State and Federal parliamentarians to speak with them about domestic violence. This will show you who to get in touch with, how to get in touch with them and key points to make when you meet.

Available in September 2018