Training for Volunteer's
Who walk alongside the Mom's and their Children.
Volunteers make up a huge part of how a church, or organization functions. Yet are given very little training on how to work with hurting individuals. We train from the "Code of Ethics within Pastoral Care and Christian Counseling" under the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). And The National Evangelical Statement of Faith. Our training program educates the volunteers on how to become aware of problems, how to be accountable, and how to deal with hurting and broken individuals without causing them more pain.
Further, we teach what to do or not to do if there is a problem with an individual attending a church or involved with another organization.
This training is mandatory before individuals will be ready to work with the families within our programs.
We must never forget that the enemy’s ultimate goal is to kill, steal, and destroy, (John 10:10) and he will use anyone, whenever an opportunity arises, to achieve his goal. Becoming authentic is one of our teaching tools.
Therefore, our volunteers are taught how to be real and honest and what they need to do to establish healthy boundaries, and trusting relationships.
Since our greatest conviction in BASA (Believers Against Spiritual Abuse) is to protect the Church, we will never bad mouth or reveal names of churches or organizations guilty of spiritual abuse. We stand with integrity to honor Christ with discernment and approach our trainings with mercy. We realize every human being has problems, and sometimes individuals who volunteer with good intentions have their own unresolved issues that can distort the love of Christ.
“Church is a hospital full of wounded believers where wounded leaders are trying to be healers. Leaders who have serious problems don’t know who they can talk to because they could be judged and chastised. We so often see the blind and wounded trying to lead the blind and wounded. We need to quit pretending we have it all together” (Joyce Meyer).