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."
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.
Our online course, Healthy Boundaries 101 for Ministry, led by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune, begins on June 1, 2015. An intensive course, it allows participants to examine the complex roles and situations of ministry in a thoughtful, reflective way. This course 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 training in Seattle, from April 27-29, 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. Participants will deepen their own understanding of the issues, explore new challenges, and expand their options for training others.