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 Understanding power, control, abuse and church as a safe place.

We are thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the Church as a Refuge online conference. This insightful two-day event, held on the 25th and 26th of June, 2021, brought together renowned keynote speaker Dr. Diane Langberg and six other expert speakers to explore the important topics of power abuse, creating safer church cultures, and healing trauma.

Hosted by Jacqui Wright and Cliff Turner of Church as a Refuge, the conference was a transformative experience for all who attended. We are grateful to the speakers and participants who contributed to the success of this event.

Although the live event has concluded, we understand that many were unable to attend or may wish to revisit the valuable discussions. We are pleased to announce that the recordings of all the sessions are now available for viewing. You can access the recorded sessions free of charge by visiting our YouTube channel.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who supported and participated in the international online Church as a Refuge conference. It is our sincere hope that the knowledge shared during this event will continue to foster safer church environments, empower individuals, and promote healing within our communities.

The work of Church as a Refuge is ongoing. We, Jacqui and Cliff, have spoken at a couple of conferences in 2022. We hold regular international online think tanks for Bible college professors, church leaders, counsellors and psychotherapists on various topics. We have prepared a three-hour training session for Bible colleges and churches that is available on request. We are working on better pastoral care for traumatised survivors. We are addressing issues related to the oppression of women and girls. We have online bi-monthly meetings for counsellors and psychotherapists on trauma and spiritual abuse. We hold an online monthly prayer meeting. We are happy to hear from survivors in their search for safety and healing.


If you have any enquiries or require assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.


Please feel free to contact Church as a Refuge by email or alternatively fill in the form below. If you need to speak to someone on the phone, please send your details and query within the form.

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