WHO SHOULD ATTEND: WDC credentialed persons who are due to take the advanced Healthy Boundaries 201 training. The Mennonite Church USA standard for all credentialed people is to take a ministerial boundaries violation prevention training once every three years.
WHERE: Western District Conference Office, 2517 N Main, North Newton, KS 67117
WHEN: November 17, 2018, 8:30 am – 3 pm
We affirm that this training is crucial to effective ministry in our conference. As you are aware, the healthy use of power and recognition of the misuse of power are important facets of Christian ministry. Ways to stay healthy in ministry are to manage personal boundaries well, engage in regular self-care, and be aware of when you are most at risk of misconduct. These topics and more will be discussed. Byron Pellecer and Kathy Neufeld Dunn will co-train in the FaithTrust Institute model of prevention of clergy sexual misconduct.
The training will include large and small group discussions, viewing DVD clips, listening to presentations, active response, and journaling. Healthy Boundaries 201 includes a different module every three years, and highlights a different topic. So each time you are due for a refresher, we will focus on a different ministry challenge, such as dating relationships, financial boundaries, ethical social media engagement, and more.
There will be coffee and rolls to enjoy as you check in and lunch will be provided. Your $55 registration fee pays for food, overhead and all training resources. Please register by November 9. You may register and pay below or email email@example.com to let us know you are attending and send a check to WDC prior to the event. You are also welcome to apply for Continuing Education grant money to pay for the cost of this event. The grant application form is available at: mennowdc.org/grants/
Questions? Contact Byron Pellecer at 540-209-7515 / firstname.lastname@example.org OR Kathy Neufeld Dunn at 316-283-6300 / email@example.com.