Start By Believing

In April of 2018, the Session of Maxwell Street voted unanimously to become a “Start by Believing Church.”

Start by Believing is a public awareness campaign designed to end the cycle of silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault. It was first launched in April 2011. Since then, thousands of people across the country and around the world have made their own personal commitments.

WHERE DO WE BEGIN?

It’s time to end this cycle of silence and change the way we respond to sexual assault. The first step is to personally take the pledge. It all starts with you. Make your personal commitment to Start by Believing.

I pledge to Start by Believing if someone tells me about their sexual assault.
I pledge to support survivors on their road to justice and healing.
I pledge to end the cycle of silence.

Find out more by talking to Shelli Gregory or Matt Falco.