Church Network leadership should submit to an unbiased, unimpeded, external investigation

Church Network leadership should submit to an unbiased, unimpeded, external investigation

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The purpose of this petition is a public attempt to encourage Network leaders to take appropriate action to ensure the safety and well-being of all Network pastors, staff, members and attenders.

The public and current congregants within Network churches need to be made aware about ongoing spiritual abuses, Steve Morgan's arrest for allegedly committing aggravated criminal sodomy against a minor, and the ongoing lack of action by church leaders. 

Read more information at: leavingthenetwork.org/network-churches/call-to-action

By signing this petition you are urging The Network Leadership Team and other leaders in Steve Morgan's Network of Churches to take the following immediate actions:

  • Initiate the assistance of an external group of experts such as Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment (GRACE) or a similar independent, qualified organization. The Network should pay for any costs incurred in working with the selected organization.
  • Agree to an unbiased, unimpeded, external investigation by the above selected organization. The investigation should seek to identify any additional potential victims of abuse and identify any abusive systems or leader behaviors.
  • Publicly release a report of the findings of the investigation.
  • Publicly acknowledge any wrongdoing noted in the investigation findings, repent, and attempt reconciliation and restitution with any victims.
  • Develop a plan of action based on the investigation findings and recommendations of the selected organization.
  • Implement the plan of action, evaluate the implementation of actions after a period of one year, and publicly report on the evaluation of the effectiveness of the actions. The evaluation should be conducted by an independent organization.
  • Develop and implement detailed policies related to how to handle sex offenders in the midst of Network churches.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures related to employing sex offenders in leadership positions in the network.
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