Healthy Boundaries Training – Thursday
The Commission on Ministry is offering Healthy Boundaries Training on January 25 and January 27th from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm via Zoom. This is a required training for new pastors in the presbytery, and shall be taken as a refresher course every 36 months for all Teaching Elders, Commissioned Ruling Elders, Inquirers, and Certified Christian Educators who are members of the Presbytery of Baltimore. Per G-3.01016, this training is also required for the members of all councils every thirty-six months. The class will be facilitated by Laura Hollister, Michele Ward, and Carol Kefford.
The “Healthy Boundaries” refresher training program is required for all Teaching Elders, Commissioned Ruling Elders, Inquirers, and Certified Christian Educators who work or live within the bounds of the Presbytery of Baltimore. Ruling Elders from local congregations are also invited and encouraged to attend this program.
Developed by the FaithTrust Institute (www.faithtrustinstitute.org), the purpose of the spiritually-based “Healthy Boundaries” program is:
+ To increase awareness of the need for healthy and appropriate boundaries in the clergy/congregant or spiritual teacher/student relationship,
+ To illustrate the impact of appropriate vs. inappropriate boundaries in promoting effective ministry,
+ To provide clergy and spiritual teachers/leaders with guidelines and suggestions for developing appropriate boundaries and necessary self-care strategies.
If questions, please contact Carol Kefford at email@example.com.