On Becoming an Advocate and Friend for an Abuse Survivor

The Kingdom Workers is an organization of Lutheran men and women in the ELS and WELS synods, working together on many different projects.  These initiatives always serve the mission of the church and our neighbors, supporting the work of the Gospel. It is funded by donations from supporters, and provides opportunities for volunteer service, which can be in your own community or even around the world.

A current initiative supports men and women who would like to support survivors of abuse. There are many (both men and women), they do need support, and Christians have an excellent opportunity to provide it. The text below comes from a recent Kingdom Workers e-mailing regarding this opportunity.


Become an advocate, a friend,

to a survivor of abuse.


As an advocate, you will:


  • Work within your congregation to provide support and reassurance to survivors of abuse.
  • Be a shoulder to lean on, a friend who listens
  • Regularly check in with the survivor
  • And more.


Interested but unsure if you have the proper training? Don’t worry. We’ll make sure you feel prepared. We provide several hours of training to individuals who want to serve in this way.