Upcoming In-Person & Online Course Training
Comments from past participants about FaithTrust Institute Trainings:
- "Absolutely essential for all clergy."
- "Well-organized, thoughtful flow and grounded in reality, full of important info!"
- "This was a wonderful opportunity to connect with others doing the same work. I will share what I've learned with my bishop and colleagues."
Taught by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, this comprehensive 5-week online course with FaithTrust Institute and the Center for Progressive Renewal will equip clergy and spiritual teachers to understand the importance of healthy boundaries in ministry and to critically discern the complexities of boundaries in pastoral relationships.
This course focuses on "prevention" and will equip trainers to teach Healthy Boundaries 101 Fundamentals & 201 Beyond Basics. The course is designed for those who are designated by their judicatory or organization to train clergy and spiritual teachers about healthy boundaries. Whether new or experienced to this training assignment, participants in the course will deepen their own understanding of the issues, explore new challenges, and expand their options for training others.
What do you do when a faith leader violates the boundaries of a pastoral or teaching relationship? This training will provide a clear explanation of what clergy misconduct is, what boundary violations are, and what constitutes an appropriate response. We will provide a theological foundation for this process and emphasize a supportive response to complainants, respondents, and congregations.