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Welcome Pastors!

Pastors are instructed to shepherd the flock of God and to guard against those who would do it harm.

Become a Member with ECAP and get the support you need to establish an effective Child Protection Program.

Introduction to ECAP

The Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention was created in 2019 to provide awareness, accreditation, and resources in order to help Christian organizations that serve kids protect the vulnerable in ministry.

Over several years, ECAP developed a set of Child Safety Standards which were drafted by a committee of professionals and experts in the field of risk management and abuse prevention, as well as a number of frontline practitioners who serve children. The standards were then reviewed by a team of attorneys with related professional experience.

These standards now serve as the basis for our Accreditation Program, which will engage Christian ministries in a process of accreditation and renewal. Accreditation is an independent process of compliance verification which determines if an organization meets defined standards. ECAP awards accreditation to ministries that demonstrate compliance to Child Safety Standards through an assessment and audit process.

If you aren’t ready to pursue accreditation, we encourage you to explore our church membership options so you can gain access to exclusive resources and support in protecting the children in your church. Read below or visit our Membership page for more information on membership.

ECAP Member Benefits

Empowerment through Unity

Forge connections with ministries sharing your mission to safeguard children.

Discounted Offerings from Affiliate Providers

Access exclusive deals on products and services from our affiliates.

Exclusive Child Safety Resources

Delve into a treasure trove of resources to fortify your knowledge and practices.

International Christian Ministries

Membership support development of child safety resources for the international Christian community.

Guidance from Field Experts

Attend training events led by field experts to sharpen your child protection skills.

Affordable Access to ECAP Events

Enjoy reduced rates for admission to ECAP events and conferences.

Support International Ministries

Empower other ministries by supporting ECAP and our efforts to equip the Christian community.

Collaborate in Resource Development

Have input on the development of child protection tools.

Unlock more benefits if you become ECAP Accredited!

To find out more about the Accreditation process, pricing, prerequisites, and where to begin, check out these pages:

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