Tue, Nov 07|
Introduction to Boundaries
November 7 & 8, 2023 1-3:30 p.m
Time & Location
Nov 07, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
About the event
Offered by LeaderWise Targeting: Teaching and Ruling Elders Cost: Fully covered by the Synod and Presbyteries
It’s our (LeaderWise’s) experience that pastors, church staff, and other leaders who transgress boundaries by-and-large are not predators. In fact, not even close. Most people in ministry who violate boundaries are individuals who know and follow the rules most of the time but whose judgment may be impaired due to an unusually stressful time in their lives.
With that in mind, Not-Your-Average Boundaries Training is tailored to focus on strategies to foster mental health, emotional resiliency, and well-being. While we still cover the requirements—“Don’t sleep with a parishioner unless you’re married to them” and the like —we believe the best prevention is to encourage clergy to take steps to manage their stress in order to maintain balance and perspective when temptation arises. We further teach a 3-step strategy to help stop them in their tracks before they commit a boundary violation; and participants leave with their own personal prevention plan.
This training is lively and interactive, full of reflection and conversation—and even laughter. Attendees have given us feedback that our boundaries training was a great experience, AND caused them to re-evaluate some of their own practices.
In order for participants to receive credit for completion of the program, they must be present for all 5 hours of the training.
If you have already taken a LeaderWise Introduction to Boundaries training, click here to learn about Advanced Boundaries Training.
Questions about whether you are required to participate in this training? Contact your presbytery’s Stated Clerk.
Questions about the training content? Contact Synod Interim Executive Chip Hardwick at email@example.com.
Questions about registration or technology? Contact Synod Office Manager Heather Johnston Deeb at firstname.lastname@example.org