The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) believes that all people are uniquely created and formed by God and therefore each person’s life is sacred and worthy of respect and safety. Whether sexual, physical, or spiritual, any form of abuse by our licensed workers, employees, contract workers, or volunteers will not be tolerated.
If you or someone you know may have experienced abuse by someone associated with the C&MA, please complete and submit the form below. Your identity and information will be confidential and will not be disclosed without your permission.
What Happens When I Report Abuse?
The C&MA will act on your report with integrity, fairness, and in a timely manner. Depending on the nature of the allegation, the relationship of the accused with the C&MA, and the location of the abuse, different procedures and outcomes are possible. A contact from the C&MA will provide you with this information.
The C&MA requires that allegations of child sexual abuse be reported to the appropriate agency in the state in which the abuse has occurred.
If you would like to speak to someone personally, you may contact a member of the Sensitive Issues Consultative Group.
Chairperson of the Sensitive Issues Consultative Group
John A. Thomas
724 Front St.
Evanston, WY 82930
Independent Contact for Receiving Reports
Ms. Patricia A. Hendrix
910 Willowbrook Drive SE, #1
Huntsville, AL 35802
What is Abuse?
Abuse can take many forms. Here are the definitions of some types of abuse:
Unwelcomed advances, requests for sexual favors, use of position to elicit sexual activities, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
Any sexual activity without consent or inflicted upon someone incapable of giving consent. It may involve coercion, manipulation, and/or forced sexual contact.
Forced sexual activity, usually immediate, of short duration, or infrequent.
The treatment of a child under the age of 18, often in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust, or power that endangers or impairs the health or welfare of a child. Child abuse may be sexual, physical, or emotional.
Vulnerable Adult Abuse:
The treatment of a vulnerable adult (an individual age 18 or older who lacks the functional, mental, or physical inability to care for themselves) often in the context of a relationship of responsibility, trust, or power that endangers or impairs their health or welfare.
When power and control are applied beyond the proper limits of biblical authority to manipulate people’s emotions, will, and actions for the benefit of the church, organization, or an individual.
For more information, see The Manual of The Christian and Missionary Alliance.