Work & the Church
Rachael Denhollander was the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar of sexual abuse. As she worked to find justice for herself and the doctor’s other victims, Denhollander began to turn a critical eye on a community that she depended on dearly for support ― her church.
Denhollander, an evangelical Christian, saw that Biblical teachings about grace and repentance were being weaponized against victims, pressuring them into offering an easy forgiveness to their abusers. At the same time, churches lacked accountability structures that treated victims with compassion and respect.
“The church needs to reevaluate its patriarchal shaming and silencing of victims and create an environment where abuse disclosure is encouraged and met with belief and compassion.” When it comes to counseling victims of clergy sex abuse, she said that forgiveness should never be rushed.
- BUSINESS AND CHURCH ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (BCAP)
We provide a confidential counseling and referral service to companies and places of worship to help their employees and church members deal with problems and improve job performance, family and individual living. When BCAP services are made available to your workforce employees and church members or staff, they have access to counselors on a 24-hour basis to assist them and their family members with personal problems or workplace trauma.
Our highly trained professionals offer counseling, assessment, information and referrals to appropriate community resources, and psychological first-aid (a trauma response program for employees and church members who have encountered a traumatic incident such as a robbery, death, natural disaster or workplace or church violence).
We can also help with:
- Work stress
- Conflict with co-workers
- Relationship problems
- Anger management
- Anxiety or depression
- Alcohol or drug usage
- Grief or bereavement
- Coping with change
- Family stresses
- Critical Incidents in Places of Worship
- Sex abuse in Churches
- Parenting Wisely
- Domestic Violence
- Anger Management
- Chemical Dependency
- Scripture, Abuse, and Forgiveness
- Professional and Accountable Counseling Ministry at Church/Denomination
- Restoration of Pastors of Misconduct
We provide these services confidentially at your or our location. No one will know about your appointments without your express written consent.
The business and Church Assistance Program (BCAP) is a work-faith-based program that offers confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees and church members who are experiencing difficult challenges in their work, faith, personal, and family lives.
CRISIS RESPONSE AND DEBRIEFING TO CRITICAL INCIDENTS
- Work Place
- Places of Worship