If we want to bear healthy fruit in our congregations and our communities, we need to be healthy ourselves. Setting and maintaining healthy boundaries is essential to living into that reality. Facilitators from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center will be inviting reflection and conversation around the challenges for clergy in setting boundaries during our upcoming quadrennial mandatory Boundary and Ethics Training. The training will explore how both intrapersonal and systemic factors can impact boundaries and relationship dynamics within congregations. Throughout the day, clergy and lay participants will consider the complexities of boundary-setting in a variety of ministry contexts. They will also be invited to identify steps to support health and wholeness for clergy and congregations alike so that, together, we might make hope real through faithful leaders, fruitful communities and fire-filled people.
Recognizing that laity are important partners in establishing healthy boundaries, we are asking that each charge bring their chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee or a lay leader to the training. The workshop is from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and you must be in attendance the entire day. Please consider arriving early to sign in and get settled before the event begins.
Registration is $75 per clergy. Lunch will be provided.
****NOTE: Workshop registration will be capped at 50 clergy registrations.****
Registration for this event is full. Call the Central District Office with questions.