Blue Sunday's about biblical stewardship

Friday, April 23, 2021
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

children playing on swingAmerica's pastors are being asked to preach and teach this Sunday on an unresolved problem that haunts the country, including her churches.

Jeff Dalrymple, who heads the Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention (ECAP), says this weekend is Blue Sunday, when churches are asked to address the subject of child abuse.

"This is specifically for churches, for pastors, and other ministry leaders to raise awareness with … abuse," he continues. "Let's inform and educate people to what abuse is, in addition to the staggering statistics. So [it's] about awareness, and education [is] really at the heart of Blue Sunday."

Dalrymple tells One News Now the main reason churches get sued is because of child sex abuse, and his organization trains leaders on how to identify potential and actual victims. Blue Sunday, however, deals with the overall problem.

Dalrymple

"We as Christians believe first and foremost persons are made in the image of God, and because of that, we have a biblical stewardship to protect the least of these, to protect our children and other vulnerable persons," the ECAP executive says. "We come at it from a theological perspective in addition to the horrible statistics that we see in the general culture."

Dalrymple’s organization is also conducting an Abuse Prevention National Conference June 17th in Nashville.

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