Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Brook Hill UMC, 8946 Indian Springs Road, Frederick, MD US 21702
Attendance: Required for all clergy (elders, deacons, licensed pastors, clergy from other denominations, extension ministers) and laity assigned to pastoral roles. Lay staff from local churches or other conference leaders are encouraged to attend.
Description: This essential training will focus on understanding, establishing, and maintaining healthy boundaries for ministry, with a particular emphasis on sexual ethics. Becky Posey Williams, senior director of sexual ethics and advocacy for the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, will lead the training, based on the Book of Discipline, Book of Resolutions, and best practices and understandings of these topics as applied in the local church setting.
One day of training is required for all clergy and laity in pastoral roles. Participants are free to choose which date and location they would like to attend (see below), and will need to register accordingly by Jan. 21, 2019.
Requests for excusal are to be made in writing to Bishop Easterling by January 21. Those who are excused from on-site attendance will be required to receive the training through viewing of a video presentation by March 1, 2019.
Dates and Locations:
January 29: Brook Hill UMC in Frederick
January 30: Arnolia UMC in Baltimore
January 31: Westphalia UMC in Upper Marlboro
Each session will last from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $35 registration fee will include lunch and .5 CEUs.