That each person who contacts us would receive encouragement and hope, be treated with dignity and compassion, and be comforted in the knowledge that they do not walk alone. “Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Sexual Abuse Awareness and Education Seminars
The Balm of Gilead is dedicated to raising awareness about sexual abuse. Sexual abuse occurs in every church denomination, every cultural background, and every economic class. It occurs in every race, in every nationality. We provide educational seminars which include the following topics:
Myths/Grooming/Process of Abuse
Signs of Sexual Abuse
Reporting Sexual Abuse
Abuse Disclosure/Safe and Unsafe People
Is Your Church a Safe Place?
What are the Role of Church and Pastor?
What is the Role of Christian Counseling?
What is a Support Group?
A sexual abuse support group is a safe place where people are trustworthy and believe the survivors story. Survivors learn about sexual abuse and how it has impacted their life. Survivors learn from God’s Word about forgiveness, how to live in peace, and that they are not alone.
About the Apostolic Lutheran Church of America
The ALCA is a Federation of Lutheran Congregations joined together by the common hope found in Christ Jesus, our Savior and Lord. To learn more, visit apostoliclutheran.org.