Required Training for the Prevention of Clergy Misconduct

The policy and procedures document on Clergy Sexual Misconduct passed at the 2011 Regional Assembly requires all clergy in the Christian Church in Georgia to register and complete Healthy Boundaries Training every five years. Inactive Retired Ministers are exempt.

Clergy with standing in Georgia should receive information from the Regional office notifying them of the year they are required to take Boundaries training in order to retain their ministerial standing.  If you did not receive this information please contact the regional office at  (478) 743-8649 or email jennifer@gadisciples.org.

During 2019, we will continue to collaborate with the Southeast Conference of the United Church of Christ (SECUCC) to offer the workshop to both Disciples ministers in Georgia and UCC ministers in the Southeast Conference. Because of this collaboration there will be two workshop options at five different times and locations during 2019. The two workshops are:

  • Healthy Boundaries 101: Fundamentals is a foundational workshop in healthy boundaries with an emphasis on power and vulnerability and discussions on transference, friendships, dating, and self-care.
  • Healthy Boundaries 201: Beyond Basics and Into the Internet is an advanced discussion of healthy boundaries for clergy and church leaders, designed for those who have completed Healthy Boundaries 101, and emphasizing internet and social media boundaries. This workshop builds on the basics and applies boundaries principles to specific situations with particular emphasis on internet technology and social media. There is a prerequisite of Healthy Boundaries 101 or similar foundation workshop.

For more information, download the 2019 Healthy Boundaries Brochure.

 

HEALTHY BOUNDARIES WORKSHOP DATES

Saturday, February 9, 2019,  9am-4pm – Regional DOC Office
2370 Vineville Ave., Macon, GA
Healthy Boundaries 201: Beyond Basics and Into the Internet
Prerequisite: Healthy Boundaries 101 or similar foundational workshop

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 9am-4 pm –Atlanta Location TBD
Healthy Boundaries 101: Fundamentals

Wednesday, May 30, 2019, 9am – 4pm – Southeast Conference UCC Annual Meeting Pleasant Hill Community Church, 67 Church Dr., Pleasant Hill, TN 38578
Healthy Boundaries 101: Fundamentals

Registration will be available soon

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9am – 4pm – Atlanta Location TBD
Healthy Boundaries 101: Fundamentals

Registration will be available soon

Tuesday, November 5, 2019, 9am-4 pm – Atlanta Location TBD
Healthy Boundaries 201:Beyond Basics and Into the Internet
Prerequisite: Healthy Boundaries 101 or similar foundational workshop

Workshop Leaders
Rev. Marsha Brown, Rev. Erica Geralds, Rev. David Kenley, Min. Carrole Moss, Rev. Kathy McDowell

Participants may register online by clicking tabs above which include an online payment option through Paypal. The May 30 and September 17 registration tabs will redirect you to the Southeast Conference United Church of Christ website, where you will register and pay. If you do not wish to register online you may also register by contacting the regional office at (478) 743-8649.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Workshop fee is $75 which covers materials, lunch, snacks, instructor travel and stipend.
  • Pre-registration is required and must be completed one week before the event.
  • Registration fees must be received one week before event, or a $10 late fee will apply.
  • No refunds will be issued, and no registrations will be taken at the door.
  • Participants must attend the entire full-day workshop to certify completion.

For more information: contact Rev. Denise Bell, at (478) 743-8649 or email at denise.bell@gadisciples.org.

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