@doBetterChurch | Christian Church Abuse
If you’ve experienced spiritual, emotional, psychological, financial, and/or sexual abuse inside of a Christian Church, please fill out the information below.
All information here WILL be kept confidential.
All this data is collected for the purpose of accurately addressing churches with our petitions and open letters. While the private information will not be shared, the findings will be shared with the church networks and individual churches we are mailing an open letter to.
By filling out and submitting this form, you also certify that your statements are true and correct to the best of your knowledge and experience, and are not submitted with the specific intent to push fraudulent stories through the @dobetterchurch account or with the intent to wrongfully malign a church, organization, or person who has not in fact committed abuse of any kind. False allegations and reports undermine the already marginalized voices of the abused, contribute to the increasing online ecosystem of misinformation, and take away resources which are meant for victims and survivors of abuse.
What’s your name?
First and Last, or "Anonymous" if you would prefer not to disclose.
Name of church or organization:
NOTE: If you have stories from multiple churches or organizations, fill out the form once per church/organization.
What city and state, or country is the church in?
Answer Template: (City, State/Province, Country): "Los Angeles, CA, United States", or "London, England, United Kingdom"
What role did you play? (Check all that apply, if none apply elaborate in the "Please share what you'd like here:" question)
Paid pastor on staff
Paid staff - non-pastor
Intern/Student at School of Ministry/Leadership
Volunteer (over 10 hrs per week)
Volunteer (over 20 hrs per week)
Volunteer (Full Time Unpaid)
Family Related to one of above categories
What years did you work at the church?
Answer Template: "1994-2001" (no spaces), if less than a year you can put the year, like "2010".
What type of abuse did you experience? (Check all that apply. If none apply elaborate in the "Please share what you'd like here:" question)
Physical Abuse (Non-Sexual)
Abuse due to LGBTQ+ Identity
Racial Abuse - Including Xenophobia
Sexism - Discrimination Against Women and Non-Binary People
Ableism - Discrimination Against Individuals with Disabilities
Covering Up of Abuses
Mishandling of Funds
This abuse was brought to...
(if other option applies, elaborate in story section)
Governing Board / "Elders"
None (it is okay to not have told anyone, there is no shame in this)
Please share what you'd like here:
Remember, if you have multiple stories from different churches or organizations, fill out one form per church/organization. Thank you.
I would like for an advocate to follow up with me with options to hold this church accountable (email is required for follow up)
I would like to partner with you in my healing journey (email is required for follow up)
Yes, please email me an invitation
I just need resources
What is a your email? (Email is required for follow up)
May we share a piece or pieces of your story anonymously under the @DoBetterChurch on Instagram,Twitter and FB? No names of churches or individuals will be mentioned unless you expressly say you want that.
Yes, share anonymously.
Yes, and you can use the name of the church (which includes tagging church and pastors)
No, don't share any of my story
What are the church's social media handles? (this is if you want us to tag them)
Thank you so much for sharing, I’m so sorry you had to experience abuse inside a church. I believe you, you deserved better.
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