We often receive the questions, “Can you help me? How does it work?” In an effort to help you better understand, and to explain the process by which The Hope of Survivors works, we have created this information page about our services and conferences.
You will find loving, caring, compassionate people who are willing to listen, encourage, help and provide support based on Biblical principles. You’ll find people who know how you feel because they’ve experienced the devastation of clergy sexual abuse themselves. We’re not talking just textbook knowledge. We’re talking real-life experience. You’ll find individuals who are seeking, by God’s grace and power, to educate clergy and laity, alike, on the perils and devastation of clergy sexual abuse and misconduct. You’ll find answers, hope and, we pray, a renewed relationship with your Creator.
It doesn't matter what your religious background is or what church you attend or where the abuse took place—The Hope of Survivors provides support for victims of all faith communities and denominations. You may have been abused by your pastor, a youth leader, a Christian counselor or a teacher at a Christian academy or parochial school. The bottom line is, if you have been sexually abused by a spiritual leader, whether that leader was in a paid position or a lay member in a leadership role, The Hope of Surviors is here for you.
In addition to FREE email and phone support, you’ll be able to attend conferences (for a small fee) and in-house programs (limited opportunities and fee-based) designed to facilitate healing and restore hope to victims (and their spouses) of clergy sexual misconduct.
To review comments about our Hope & Healing Conference from attendees, please click here.
View Hope & Healing Video! (YouTube)In this half-hour television program, part one in a three-part series, Three Angels Broadcasting Network (3ABN) host Shelley Quinn interviews The Hope of Survivors’ founders, Steve and Samantha Nelson, on the topic of clergy sexual abuse and how it affects the female victim. This interview is a general overview of the Hope & Healing conference for victims.
Faith & Fidelity Conference
We discuss relevant issues such as pornography and temptation, and provide encouragement and support for pastors to remain pure and stay close to Jesus. Additional resources are provided. Approximately four hours is ideal for the presentation (depending on audience size).
To read letters of recommendation from the church leaders who requested our Faith & Fidelity Conference, or from those who attended, please click one of the following links:
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Trust & Truth Conference
To read letters of recommendation from the church leaders who requested ourTrust & Truth Conference, or from those who attended, please click one of the following links:
Testimonials from Attendees (Scroll to the bottom of the page for Trust & Truth conference reviews.)
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Abuse Prevention Emphasis Day programs are also available and include a morning sermon covering the topic of abuse and an evening benefit concert with testimonies from victims of clergy sexual abuse. If you would like to learn more or schedule a conference/program in your area, please call (866) 260-8958 or email us. Thank you very much!
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