I thought this article by Julie E. Lowe at CCEF did a very nice job at identifying some of the key concerns ministry leaders may have in reporting abuse and addressing why those concerns must be overcome. We do not need to see the authorities as anything but good and God-ordained (Rom. 13) though they are certainly fallible. We trust God and we obey the laws of the land.
Nevertheless, reporting abuse that happens in the local church is an important topic these days and this is a helpful article. Read it and we welcome your comments.
-Mark (thankful to the Lord for the ministry of CCEF)