Boundaries Training

Rostered Ministers and Synodically Authorized Ministers are required to participate in training on the importance of boundaries in professional ministry. Copies of certificate of completion should be provided to the synod and a copy should also be maintained in your congregation/ministry’s personnel files.

Ministers can also attend any boundaries training offered through any ELCA synod. Ministers should email their certificate of completion to diane.stultz@nwos-elca.org.

There are several different training options:

Personal and Professional Boundaries in Ministry – this Zoom training offered through NWOS will be led by Pastor Heather Apel (IK Synod) on March 10, 2022, from 9:30am to 2pm.

Follow this link for more info and to register: Register

Not Your Average Boundaries Training – this Zoom training is offered through LeaderWise several times throughout the year. Upcoming dates include May 18 & 19, 2022; and October 12 & 13, 2022.

Follow this link for more info: https://www.leaderwise.org/boundaries-training

Ministers who utilize this training should send a copy of their certificate of completion to diane.stultz@nwos-elca.org

Keeping Our Sacred Trust – This self-paced online course is offered through the Lewis Center for Church Leadership and has two parts: Understanding Clergy Sexual Ethics and Maintaining Boundaries in a Digital Age.

Follow this link for more info: https://keepingoursacredtrust.org/

Ministers should complete both parts and send a copy of their certificate of completion to diane.stultz@nwos-elca.org

Personal and Professional Boundaries in Ministry – Pastor Heather Apel will return to offer another training day on September 10, 2022. A decision on in-person/virtual will be made closer to the date. Please watch synod emails for registration in August.

Ministers can also attend other trainings offered through ecumenical judicatories. Look for trainings led by facilitators trained by and utilizing material from Faith Trust Institute.

Please check with synod staff prior to registering for non-ELCA boundaries trainings (jacob.henry@nwos-elca.org)