All clergy serving churches in the Great Plains conference are required to take Boundary and Ethics training. Boundary training focuses on developing healthy boundaries in ministry and is specific to the role of a clergy person. Of particular concern is the power difference between a person in a ministerial role and a member of his or her congregation or a person being counseled. Boundary training also includes conversation about personal and professional health and the use of social media.
Boundary 101 trainings have been scheduled for those who have not previously had training, primarily for new clergy, DSA or CLM. This training must be renewed every four years by retaking Boundary 101 or by taking Boundary 201.
If you have questions about your need for Boundary training please contact your district office. You may also contact the Rev. Delores Williamston by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (785-414-4213).
This training is required of all who are in their first appointment in the Great Plains Conference, and is to be completed in the first six months of the appointment. Boundary 101 trainings are coming soon for 2022. Please check back for more information.
Below are online options for the Boundary 201 Training. You only need to take one of the three options. Be sure to send your certificate of completion to Julie Kohr at email@example.com.