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About MSI

Why MinistrySafe Institute™?

Conferences and ‘Break-Out Sessions’ are not enough.
Handbooks and ‘Abuse Kits’ wind up on the shelf.
Over the past 20 years, conventional wisdom has failed children and churches.

Child sexual abuse risk can be a minefield for churches and ministry organizations.

At MinistrySafe Institute™, ministry leaders receive effective counsel and instruction to navigate the myriad of issues that may arise.

Why Attorneys?

Child sexual abuse issues are invariably intertwined with the need for legal guidance: reporting to authorities, changes in the law, application of clergy privilege and insurance coverage.

MinistrySafe Institute™ was created by legal professionals who are sexual abuse experts. After decades of litigating cases and providing counsel related to sexual abuse issues, Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris founded MinistrySafe Institute™ to equip ministry leaders with an understanding of the issues and how to best navigate through them.

Love and Norris are sexual abuse lawyers who have been providing guidance to ministry leaders since 1998, offering counsel, crisis response and seminary instruction. MinistrySafe Institute™ provides instruction that ministry leaders desperately need.

Why MinistrySafe Institute Certification™?

Certification from MinistrySafe Institute™ indicates that your ministry is committed to the highest standard of preventative protocols and training available to ministry leaders today. MinistrySafe Institute™ course content is seminary-level material aimed at vocational ministry professionals who desire educational resources at a deeper, more comprehensive level.  MinistrySafe Institute Certification™ demonstrates that trainees have received instruction encompassing these topics:

  • Understanding sexual abuse in ministry contexts
  • Sexual abuse awareness training
  • Peer-to-peer sexual abuse
  • Creating an effective safety system
  • Building a safety committee
  • Skillful screening processes and training
  • Abuse reporting requirements
  • Preparation and response plan for allegations of sexual abuse
  • Legislation related to sexual abuse
  • Changes in the law

See a complete topic list.



"Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have shared their high level of expertise—providing quality training for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) since 2008."

Dr. Kenneth Priest
Director of Convention Strategies
Southern Baptists of Texas Convention

"Gregory Love and Kimberlee Norris have experience-driven insight into the challenges churches face in responding to the unyielding, yet elusive, threat to children."

Dr. Anthony Jordan
Executive Director
Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma