How would our communities look if we truly believed that each of us lives in the very presence of God, within the circle of his grace. God loves us and is with us always, in all we are, in all we think, do or say, and in all of our relationships. That's the foundational message of Circle of Grace, a Christian safe environment program for children and youth. Circle of Grace helps build healthy, respectful relationships. The program gives children and youth the tools they need to:
- Identify and maintain appropriate physical, emotional, spiritual, and sexual boundaries;
- Recognize when boundary violations are about to occur;
- and Demonstrate how to take action when boundaries are threatened or violated.
Circle of Grace provides 1-4 lessons for each grade level, K-12, and is designed to supplement and enhance your church education program.
Safe Church Ministry is pleased to partner with Dove's Nest, an organization dedicated to 'Faith Communities Keeping Children & Youth Safe', to offer Circle of Grace to CRC congregations - you may order Circle of Grace here - for a fee of $75 to cover administration costs.
Learn more about Circle of Grace through the video below of children, parents, teachers and church members of Madison Church Ford Campus:
Flyers/bulletin inserts with additional information are available in both Spanish and English. They are free for Christian Reformed Churches and could be used on Abuse Awareness Sunday, which is the fourth Sunday in September.
You may view preview packets of Circle of Grace in both English at this link, and Spanish at this link. Also, the below pdf documents are provided for quick access to the Circle of Grace meditation, curriculum overview, philosophy, key concepts and vocabulary and several sample lessons to give you a more in depth look at Circle of Grace.
|Circle Of Grace Meditation||Curriculum Overview||Philosophy, Key Concepts and Vocabulary|
|Sample Lesson for 1st Grade||Sample Lesson for 5th Grade||Sample Lesson for 9th Grade|