BOUNDRY AWARENESS TRAINING
 

Boundary Awareness 2017

In our desire to empower educated, innovative and ethical lay & clergy leaders for ministry, we have been in a process of revising Boundary Awareness Training.  If you haven’t heard already, we have moved to a modular format.  In 2016, we will be offering eleven modules to choose from.

Boundary Awareness Training is required of all authorized ministers (Commissioned, Licensed, and Ordained).  Each authorized minister is required to complete eight (8) hours of Boundary Awareness Training every five years. 

We have replaced the one-day, eight-hour training with a modular approach.  A four (4) hour module on sexual ethics will remain a core module and is required of all authorized ministers. The additional four (4) hours can be fulfilled by any combination of several new modules that have been developed to address all the areas of the Minister’s Code of Ethics. The new modular training is intended to empower authorized ministers to properly identify and address the many issues around boundaries they will engage in their calling. You can choose to complete your training via the online portion of Sexual Ethics (part a) and one day of face-to-face modules or complete the online portions of sexual ethics (part a) and pick modules from multiple days.  The cost for participating in all or part of a Boundary Awareness Training day is $30.00 (includes the text for the sexual ethics course and all handouts).  Those who choose to attend multiple days will pay $30.00 for each day of training they attend.  See list of offerings below.

NOTE: The Sexual Ethics Course now consists of an online session and a face-to-face session.  The online session will be a two (2) hour module that will require you to have read the book, Professional Sexual Ethics; A Holistic Ministry Approach. We will provide you with this text when you register.  You will be required to submit reflection papers and participate in online dialogue based on this book.  The Face-to-Face session will be a two (2) hour module that will be dialogical in nature and focus on some case study work.

After you have completed the online Sexual Ethics (part a) , you can choose from the other modules available or choose to pick one day to complete all eight (8) hours of your training based on your schedule and the location of the event.  Each day of Boundary Awareness Training costs $30.00 to participate.  The cost covers any or all of the training provided that day.  For those who choose to attend multiple days, they will be charged $30.00 for each day.

You must have completed the Sexual Ethics Course (Part A) before you will be allowed to participate in the Face-To-Face (Part B) session.

You can find the Codes of Ethics for UCC and DOC authorized ministers in these resources:
CODE OF ETHICS:

United Church of Christ
For Ordained Ministers (Page 14)

For Commissioned Ministers  (Page 16)

For Licensed Ministers  (Page 18)

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Boundary Awareness Training Options:

REQUIRED MODULES:

SEXUAL ETHICS - Part A (2 hours)

Sexual Ethics Part A is a prerequisite to Part B and Must be completed prior to taking Part B

Sexual Ethics – Part A will require you to have read Professional Sexual Ethics; A Holistic Ministry Approach. We will provide you this text when you register.  This module is offered online through our Conference Leadership Academy.  You will be writing reflection papers and participating in dialogue based on the book. 

DATES OFFERED

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

January 3 – 17, 2017

December 16, 2016

February 7-21, 2017

January 20, 2017

May 9-23, 2017

April 21, 2017

July 5-19, 2017

June 23, 2017

September 26-October 10, 2017

September 15, 2017

Location: ONLINE

 

Sexual Ethics - Part B (2 hours)

Sexual Ethics Part A is a prerequisite to Part B and MUST be completed prior to taking Part B

Sexual Ethics – Part B will require you to have read Professional Sexual Ethics; A Holistic Ministry Approach and have completed Sexual Ethics – Part A.  This Module will be dialogical and will require group work on  discussion questions and case studies

DATES OFFERED:

Date: January 28, 2017
Location: Claremont United Church of Christ, 233 W. Harrison Ave., Claremont, CA  91711
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Additional Modules Offered this day: 
Financial Ethics (2 hours) 12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Ethics in Confidentiality (2 hours)  2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Ethics Retired Ministry (4 hours) 12:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Date: March 15, 2017
Location: First Congregational Church, 2001 Canada Blvd., Glendale, CA  91208
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Additional Modules Offered this day: 
Transition in Ministry (2 hours) 12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Chaplaincy (2 hours) 12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Ethics in Cultural Competency (2 hours) 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Date: June 1, 2017
Location: First Congregational Church, 2555 N. Santiago St., Santa Ana, CA  92706
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Additional Modules Offered this day: 
Ethics in Social Networking (2 hours)  12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Ethics in Self Care (2 hours)  2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Ethics in Retired Ministry (4 hours)  12:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Date: July 26, 2017
Location: University Christian, 3900 Cleveland Ave., San Diego, CA  92103
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Additional Modules Offered this day: 
Financial Ethics (2 hours)  12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Ethics for Pastoral Care with Reproductive Rights (2 hours) 12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Safe Church (2 hours) 2:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Date: October 20, 2017
Location: Abundant Life Christian Church, 3500 S. Normandie Ave., Los Angeles, CA  90007
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Additional Modules Offered this day: 
Ethics with End of Life Conversations (2 hours)  12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Ethics in Governance (2 hours)  12:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Ethics in Preaching (2 hours)  2:45 pm – 4:45 p.m.

Register online with a credit card here
OR 
Register by mail with a check by downloading this form and sending it,
along with your check to:
SCNCUCC
2401 N. Lake Avenue
Altadena, CA 91001

 


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