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

There are several different training options:

Not Your Average Boundaries Training – this Zoom training is offered through LeaderWise several times throughout the year. Upcoming dates include:

  • February 15 and 16, 1:30pm to 4pm Central
  • May 22 & 23 from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm Central
  • August 22 & 23 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm Central
  • October 11 & 12 from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm Central

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Ministers who utilize this training should send a copy of their certificate of completion to

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.

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Ministers should complete both parts and send a copy of their certificate of completion to

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 (