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Safe Church Train-the-Trainers

Fourth Thursdays January through June

Noon to 3 pm Eastern/ 9 am - Noon Pacific

You are invited to participate in our new Train-the-Trainers Safe Church, Safe Communties online sessions being offered on Fourth Thursdays beginning this month. Our goal is to get two Diocesan Trainers per Episcopal Diocese up to speed and feeling well supported in the following areas:

  • Navigating the eight new courses on Praesidium Academy
  • Understanding the theology and approach of the new material
  • Facilitating in-person and on-line trainings locally
  • Managing challenging situations and leveraging opportunites

Upon completing a three-hour session you will be given access to The Training Guidebook and slide decks that can be downloaded and used for in-person and online training for groups. You will also be invited to participate in a follow-up training cohort to share best practices and help curate additional resources.

REQUIRED prior to Session

Thursday sessions do require registration and are available on a first come, first served basis. Participation requires your having completed all eight Safe Church, Safe Communities courses using Praesidium Academy online prior to the session. When you receive confirmation of your registration for the Zoom session, please forward your Praesidium Academy Transcript link to the Safe Church Office at with "1/24 Transcript" in the subject line. You will also need to plan for being present for the entire session with your Zoom camera on. We will be engaging in break-out groups, large group conversations, and scenario practice.


Below you will find the link to register for the Thursday 26 January session only. We will open registration for subsequent monthly sessions once the current month has filled. A new email will be sent to notify you when the next session's registration opens.

Registration Link for January 26

Safe Church, Safe Communities, and You

A Community of Learning and Practice

The Safe Church office was created to resource the transformative work of protecting children, youth, and vulnerable adults across the church and in the world through training and practice. As we build a network of trainers using the new Safe Church, Safe Communities curriculum, we are creating a community of learning and practice prepared to show the love of Christ appropriately through informed and intentional action. We also curate resources to enhance the training courses available at Praesidium Academy through constant evaluation and sharing stories, as well as consulting on policy and practice. The Safe Church office is currently housed within the Depatment of Faith Formation for The Episcopal Church.

Bronwyn Clark Skov, Manager

Safe Church, Safe Communities


Office Hours    Autumn 2022

Tuesday           8:00 – 4:00 pm CT

Wednesday      10:30 am – 6:30 pm CT

Thursday          9:00 am – Noon CT