"The Sexual Abuse Advisory Group and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) unveiled Tuesday (Nov. 19) 'The Introductory Guide to Caring Well: A Resource to Help Churches Care Well for Survivors of Sexual Abuse and Implement Policies and Procedures to Prevent Abuse.' It is available at https://caringwell.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Introductory-Guide-to-...." - BPNews
"Effective immediately, we have dissolved our pastor search committee and ended our relationship with all candidates....We will take a short break from our pastor's search as we pray together while continuing to pursue God's plan for our church. We will also look for an interim pastor who will provide leadership and direction in the days ahead." - BPNews
"Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, which employed Feltner as an adjunct professor before the allegations came to light, suspended him Wednesday... Feltner is senior pastor of Berean Baptist Church, a non-Southern Baptist congregation in Burnsville [MN]. Berean is investigating the accusations, it said in a statement Wednesday, using 'outside, neutral and experienced professionals to perform this due diligence.'" - BPNews
Mark Aderholt. Several of you may recognize the name; his story was noted by SharperIron in 20181, as was the ensuing scandal as the Southern Baptist Convention’s IMB struggled to deal with the public outrage once the specific details of his crimes became more widely known, due in large part to Anne’s own bravery in disclosing her abuse and the ensuing public fallout.
With all of the turmoil in our churches regarding abuse, and the very public controversy that has swirled around the SBC, ABWE, and other Baptist entities, many men I know look at the issue and feel confident that they have the right procedures and policies in place to prevent abuse from happening within their sphere.
"After a thorough review of what was presented to the writers and editors, and discussions with those involved with its publishing, we confirm and acknowledge that our story that ran on March 8, 2019, did not accurately communicate the allegations made by Lyell." - BPNews