Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention is committed to helping Hawaii Pacific Baptist Churches in their efforts to reduce the risk of sexual abuse within the church. At the 2019 HPBC Annual Meeting, messengers voted to challenge all Hawaii Pacific Baptist Churches to adopt the Caring Well Challenge, a 12-month, eight-step process of listening, learning, assessing, and launching needed initiatives to ensure that every church is safe for survivors and safe from abuse.
HPBC has also partnered with MinistrySafe, a leader in sexual abuse prevention, to provide low-cost training and resources to empower church leaders to help keep those at church safe from abuse. Use the code HPBC2022 to waive your first year’s annual fee (a $250 value).
Where instances of sexual abuse do occur, we urge those with the knowledge to recognize and report sexual abuse to the appropriate authorities in accordance with state law.
Online Training Resources
Ministry Safe Abuse Prevention Training Use the code HPBC2022 to waive your first year’s annual fee (a $250 value).
GuideOne Insurance Safe Churches Resources
International Mission Board (IMB) Process for Short-term Mission Trip Participants
Screening Companies (Background Checks)
Ministry Safe Background Checks
Registered Sex Offenders Resources
National Sex Offender Search website
Mandated Reporting Information
View this page from the Hawaii State Chapter of Children’s Justice Centers
Guide for Mandated Reporters from the Department of Human Services (PDF)
Reporting Phone Numbers in Hawaii
Public Assistance Information Line – 1-855-643-1643
Child Abuse Reporting – 1-808-832-5300
Child Abuse Reporting from neighbor islands – 1-888-380-3088
Child Trafficking Reporting – 1-808-832-1999
Child Trafficking Reporting from neighbor islands – 1-888-398-1188
Adult Abuse Reporting – 1-808-832-5115
Note: This page is designed to provide resources related to protecting against and reporting following instances of abuse. Content is subject to change and does not constitute legal advice. The Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention is not responsible for the content on linked websites.