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If you missed this training event and still want to access the excellent content, you can still get the a recorded version!

Our webinars, many sponsored by The InFaith Community Foundation and United Methodist Women, offer valuable insight and education.

If you missed the live online training and still want to access the excellent content, you can now get recordings of FaithTrust Institute Webinars. These sessions, led by faith and community leaders, cover a range of topics for your organization, congregation, denomination, or seminary on the faith response the following issues. Click on the categories below to search by topic.

To receive the webinar of interest, click on the title and it will be emailed to you within 24 hours.

InFaith Community Foundation has sponsored a webinar series (twelve per year) since 2012. Click the link below to see the titles for each year.



Below is a list of all past webinar recordings available:


Healing from Abuse: How To Be a Resource for Survivors (2015) RECORDED (from May 21, 2015 11:00 AM to May 21, 2015 12:00 PM)
This webinar addresses the spiritual crisis that many survivors of abuse experience as a result of traditional teachings and misinterpretation of scripture. Learn how clergy, lay leaders, and entire congregations, can help in the journey to healing. Rev. Mark Galang and Rev. Patricia Simpson, both United Methodist Church pastors, talk about their experiences preaching about domestic violence and working with congregations to help survivors heal, recover, and find solace in sacred scripture and in their churches.
Creating a Social Media Policy: An Important Safety Tool for Your Congregation (2015) - Recorded (Online, from May 13, 2015 11:00 AM to May 13, 2015 12:00 PM)
Social media plays an increasingly important role in our lives, as individuals and as faith communities. The technology is developing and changing so quickly that most of us are struggling to keep up and stay engaged. Too often, we haven't defined how to use technology thoughtfully, ensuring safety. Now is a great time for your faith community to develop a social media policy that fosters safety and healthy relationships, while establishing clear boundaries between clergy, youth leaders, counselors and those with whom they interact online.
The Spiritual Crisis of Child Victims of Abuse: How to Address Their Needs (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Apr 16, 2015 11:00 AM to Apr 19, 2015 12:00 PM)
The experience of violence and abuse has physical and psychological ramifications, but it also has a spiritual impact. For children, as for all victims, this spiritual crisis can be shattering. Join Rev. Kathy Reid, Executive Director of Family Abuse Center (Waco, TX), as she discusses the ways to help children understand abuse and the ways their faith can support their healing. The focus of this webinar will be on Christian scripture that speaks to injustice, powerlessness, and forgiveness within the context of true justice and repentance.
Battered African American Women: An Examination of Gender Entrapment (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Mar 25, 2015 11:00 AM to Mar 25, 2015 12:00 PM)
Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis discusses her decades of research on the gender entrapment of battered African American women. The intersection of race, class and gender oppressions have produced a socially constructed process through which African American women have been made vulnerable to emotional and physical violence. A former Chicago police officer, Rev. Ellis Davis brings insights from many arenas to the topic of domestic and sexual violence.
Ministry Needs in a Culture of Gender Based Violence (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Mar 19, 2015 11:00 AM to Mar 19, 2015 12:00 PM)
This conversation with ELCA staff members working on gender-based violence addresses the resources available from ELCA to help address gender based violence locally and nationally, as well as the Church's social message, and the ways that faith and theology influence ministering with people suffering from gender-based violence.
Talking with Teens About Social Media (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Feb 25, 2015 11:00 AM to Feb 25, 2015 12:00 PM)
This webinar, created for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, discusses the benefits and risks of social media in the context of teen dating violence awareness and prevention. We know there are risks associated with social media and internet use for teens, but how can these same tools be used to help teens access the information and help they may need when confronted with violence and abuse. This webinar includes information about the most popular social media sites for teens including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. It also discuss the importance of healthy boundaries for those who work with teens in faith communities. Presenter: Lydia Mulkey
Opening the Door to Healthy Relationships: Addressing DV in Premarital Counseling (2015) RECORDED (Online, from Feb 24, 2015 11:00 AM to Feb 24, 2015 12:00 PM)
This webinar discusses the importance of addressing and screening for domestic violence within the context of premarital counseling, and as an essential pastoral function. Rev. Susan Yarrow Morris developed, directed and led Marriage Preparation programs for couples of all sexual orientations while serving on the staff of Covenant House, the ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Washington for 16 years. She then served as a pastor in two urban UCC churches for 16 more years, continuing to work with Marriage and Family Life ministries before retiring. She literally wrote the book on this topic. It’s called Opening the Door: A Pastor's Guide to Addressing Domestic Violence in Premarital Counseling.
Building Better Boundaries: Creating Healthy Faith Communities - RECORDED (2015) (Online, from Jan 28, 2015 11:00 AM to Jan 28, 2015 12:00 PM)
Healthy boundaries create trust, and sustain all of our relationships. Clergy boundary issues have been at the forefront for many years, but lay leaders have an important role in ensuring a healthy, safe faith community. For example, sexual harassment is a topic that impacts clergy and laity, both as victims and perpetrators. Join Marie Fortune as she discusses the role that lay leaders play in ensuring your congregation is a safe place to worship, learn, and work. Presented by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune.
Interim Ministers and After-Pastors: What You Need to Know - Recorded (2014) (Online, from Dec 10, 2014 11:00 AM to Dec 10, 2014 12:00 PM)
Faith leaders who take on the challenge of helping to heal a community following an incident of clergy misconduct may face conflict, confusion, and mistrust. Rev. Fortune discusses the basics of clergy misconduct, the role of the interim minister and after-pastor, and the spiritual and ethical demands of this role, as well as the possibilities for transformation.
Men's Role in Ending Violence - Fall 2014 - Recorded (Online, from Nov 13, 2014 11:00 AM to Nov 13, 2014 12:00 PM)
The work of ending domestic violence requires everyone’s participation. Because a large majority of offenders are men and a large majority of victims are women, men have a particular role in ending domestic violence. This webinar will explore the ways in which men can educate others in their families and communities in order to effect change and join the movement to end domestic violence.
Making Connections and Networking for a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence- Recorded (Online, from Oct 29, 2014 11:00 AM to Oct 29, 2014 12:00 PM)
What are the basics of effective outreach? Where does one start when building relationships in your community? All too often faith leaders and advocates describe how difficult it is to engage in the community work of responding to domestic violence. This webinar will discuss and explore overcoming obstacles of engagement, strategies for success and practical expectations to address violence in your community.
Circles of Healing: Supporting Survivors In Your Community (2014) - Recorded (Online, from Oct 15, 2014 11:00 AM to Oct 15, 2014 12:00 PM)
For Christians living with domestic violence, faith can be a roadblock to ending the violence: biblical passages can be used by an abuser to justify the abusive behavior; teachings about marriage and divorce can keep someone in an abusive relationship. But one’s faith and faith community can also be a valuable resource of strength and support when facing this trauma.
Walking Together: Working with Survivors from Diverse Christian Traditions - Recorded (Online, from Oct 09, 2014 12:00 AM to Oct 09, 2014 12:00 AM)
In the last few months, the media has exploded with stories about domestic violence. The #whyIstayed conversation on twitter educated many people about the reality that survivors experience. For Christians living with domestic violence, faith can be a roadblock to ending the violence: biblical passages can be used by an abuser to justify the abusive behavior; teachings about marriage and divorce can keep someone in an abusive relationship.
Building Partnerships to End Domestic Violence Within Your Church & Your Community- Recorded (Online, from Sep 25, 2014 11:00 AM to Sep 25, 2014 12:00 PM)
Local and state domestic violence advocates, law enforcement, crisis counselors, community outreach coordinators and faith communities are all fundamental community resources in building a safety net to address domestic violence. A strong connection between secular and faith communities is crucial to a robust coordinated community response. This webinar will address how to “map” your community resources and give you tools to build partnerships in working together to address domestic violence.
Back to School: Addressing Gender Violence in Theological Education - Recorded (Online, from Sep 17, 2014 11:00 AM to Sep 17, 2014 12:00 PM)
What are future faith leaders learning about gender-based violence? Why is this an important issuefor theological education? How can leaders implement this work to create a safer world? Join four thought leaders as they examine the role that seminary education plays in addressing the critical issue of violence against women and how this can transform faith communities. Presenters: Marie Fortune, Mary Hunt, Lisa Gelber, Elizabeth Siwo-Okundi
Domestic Violence & Homelessness: What's the Connection? - 2014 - Recorded (Online, from Aug 13, 2014 11:00 AM to Aug 13, 2014 12:00 PM)
What’s the connection between domestic violence and homelessness? Over 90% of homeless women have experienced severe physical abuse in their lives; 63% have been victims of intimate partner abuse as an adult. Linda Olsen, an expert on housing and serving domestic violence survivors, will offer her insights on this topic and discuss how faith communities can strengthen their work for justice by including an awareness of domestic violence in their understanding of social problems like homelessness and poverty.
Sexual Assault in Indian Country - Summer 2014 - Recorded (from Jul 16, 2014 11:00 AM to Jul 16, 2014 12:00 PM)
Native American women experience domestic violence and sexual assault at rates far higher than the national average. The Rev. Evelene Tweedy Navarette Sombrero tells the powerful story of how colonization and resulting attitudes toward Native Americans led to atrocities towards Native women, including the use of rape as a tool of genocide, forced sterilizations, boarding school sexual abuse, and more. She encourages us to learn what Native women have faced to understand their plight and help create a better future.
Cultural Competency: Why Faith is Fundamental - 2014 - Recorded (Online, from Jun 25, 2014 11:00 AM to Jun 25, 2014 12:00 PM)
Presenter: Diane Smalley Cultural competency is vital for effective intervention in addressing domestic violence. An understanding of religious issues as they intersect with culture and ethnicity is equally vital. We need an understanding of why we cannot ignore culture, ethnicity or faith in the experience of victims or perpetrators of abuse. This webinar will deepen your knowledge and skills around the relationship between cultural competency and effective response to domestic violence.
Kids Exposed to Domestic Violence: How Can Faith Leaders Respond? - Recorded - 2014 (Online, from Apr 09, 2014 11:00 AM to Apr 09, 2014 12:00 PM)
The impact of domestic violence on children who witness abuse can be life-long and have a significant influence on neurological, psychological, emotional and spiritual development. Rev. Kathy Reid discusses the signs of trauma in children, and what faith leaders and communities can do to help support and heal children and their families. Included are scriptural passages that can assist in pastoral care. Presenter: Kathy Reid
Why Faith Is Fundamental to Ending Domestic Violence- Spring 2014 - Recorded (Online, from Mar 20, 2014 11:00 AM to Mar 20, 2014 12:00 PM)
Julie Owens shares her insights into the spiritual crises and spiritual dilemmas that are particular to survivors of faith. She also discusses the ways that faith communities can assist survivors heal and recover. Of particular importance is the issue of Justice Making as a way for faith communities to protect the victim and ensure accountability by the abuser.

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Child Abuse
Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
Featured Recorded Webinars
Domestic Violence
Healthy Teen Relationships
Sexual Violence
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