Dove's Nest mission is to empower and equip faith communities to keep children and youth safe in their homes, churches, and communities. "Let the children come to me. Don't stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children." (Luke 18:16 NLT).
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A child and youth protection policy in a faith community helps to ensure
children and youth. Dove's Nest
recommends that every faith community develop and implement a policy
suited to its context. NEW! Watch a "Safe Sanctuaries Training" video presented by Dove's Nest Board Secretary, Marlene Bogard, Minister of Christian Nurture and Resource Library Director, Western District Conference of Mennonite Church USA.
Circle of Grace,
a Christian safe environment curriculum that helps to form and educate
children and youth about the value of positive relationships with God
Dove's Nest now has 501(c)(3) status!
This means we can offer tax-deductible receipts for donations and can write for grants.
Let the Children Come: Preparing Faith Communities to End Child Abuse and Neglect. Herald Press. In the context of the Bible and faith, this book helps Christians learn about their role in ending child abuse and neglect in all communities: church, home, extended family, neighborhood, school, work.
- "Child Protection Practices in Mennonite Church USA Congregations" by Jeanette Harder and Kristina Haynie, Journal of Social Service Research, 39 (2012).
- Preventing child abuse and neglect through church and social service collaboration by Erin O'Neill, Jodi Gabel, Stephanie Huckins, and Jeanette Harder. Published in Social Work & Christianity, 37, 381-406 (2010).
- Jeanette Harder talking about her book and the work of Dove's Nest
Learn more about Mennonite Church USA.
Safe Sanctuaries Video Training Now Available [click here]
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Our sincere thanks to Cynthia Coyle for the creation of our logo.