We are created in and for relationships. Life-enriching relationships, whether with intimate partners, family, friends, colleagues or parishioners, require healthy boundaries. This workshop explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry. It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations, including those in today’s social media. The workshop begins with an assumption that the complexity of relational dynamics in the congregation is one of its greatest possibilities and its greatest challenges for ministry.
Clergy with active ministerial standing in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) must participate in such a boundary training session every three years. The registration fee includes lunch and all distributed materials.
- April 19, 2018 at Oakwood CC in Hannibal (in conjunction with Regional Assembly)
10 am to 4 pm
- June 2, 2018 at FCC in Maryville (201 W. 3rd St.) - CANCELLED DUE TO LOW REGISTRATION
10 am to 4 pm, $25, Rev. Katrina Palan, instructor
- October 27, 2018 at FCC in Warrensburg (101 E. Gay St.)
9 am to 3 pm, $55, Rev. Donna Rose-Heim, instructor
The Missouri Mid-South Conference of the United Church of Christ also offers boundary training that fulfills the Disciples requirement. Find their schedule here.
Online Boundary Training
Mid-America clergy now have available to them an online option for boundary training. Thanks to our friends in the Upper Midwest Region, we have access to the Wesley Theological Seminary's Lewis Center for Church Leadership program. It was originally created as a United Methodist program, but has been approved by our Regional Commission on the Order of Ministry as meeting our training requirements.
The cost is $49. Participants have 60 days to complete the training once you register and begin. Upon completion, your work will be reviewed. If approved, your certificate of completion will be emailed to you. You should then forward it to the Western Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more and get started here.