Domestic violence is a pattern of assaultive and coercive behaviors adults or adolescents use in their dating, family, or household relationships.

Patterns include elements of:
  • control
  • isolation
  • threats
  • violence
Why The Church Should Be Concerned About Domestic Violence?
  • Victims of domestic violence often regard their religious community as a safe and supportive place where they can turn to for guidance and strength.
  • For every 60 married women in a church, 10 are suffering from emotional and verbal abuse, and 2 or 3 will be physically abused by their husbands. Some are even married to church leaders, deacons, or pastors.
  • DV affects all faith communities
  • DV contradicts all sacred teachings
  • DV hurts all individuals and families
  • DV harms and damages the community and society
  • DV can be prevented and stopped

If you or someone you know is being abused

(877) 863-6338

Nationally Call:
(800) 799-SAFE (7823)

For additional information about domestic violence visit the following websites:



Mental Health


If you or your faith group is looking to start a domestic violence ministry please contact us about customizing training to fit your unique needs.

Customized Training:
Some suggested Workshop/Training topics:
  • Developing a Crisis Response Team
  • How to Start a Women's Outreach Ministry
  • What Your Faith Group Can Do In Response to Domestic Violence
  • Starting a Support Group
  • Understanding Your Spiritual Gifts
To schedule a Training or to receive additional information contact:
Rev. Joyce Calvin at:
(708) 801 - 8704

or email:
[email protected]