SW MN Synod Ethics and Boundaries for Ministers Training
November 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tuesday, November 21, 2023
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
In Person at the SW MN Synod Office in Redwood Falls, MN
$40 per person
Sexual misconduct by rostered and other religious leaders is one of the most serious challenges faced by the church today. Violation of the sacred trust between church members and their leaders brings deep pain to all who are affected: victims, offenders, family members, friends, and the congregation itself.
In response to this challenge, the Southwestern Minnesota Synod bylaws include the following provisions (S14.25.01. and S14.47.01.): “Within twelve months of assuming office all rostered ministers of under call shall demonstrate completion of at least six contact hours of continuing education in the prevention of sexual boundary violations.”
Our synod council created a continuing resolution encouraging all of our rostered leaders to have continued work on appropriate boundaries of all kinds, but especially sexual boundaries, every three years.
Attending Another Boundaries Training?
Great! Thank you for complying with the SW MN Synod’s bylaws. Please send supporting information such as workshop agendas, certificates, or course syllabus to Kristin Bakeberg at [email protected] or mail to SW MN Synod, PO Box 499, Redwood Falls, MN 56283.
Upcoming Workshop Opportunity:
- Boundary Workshop: Exploring Personal and Communal Boundaries
Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Augustana Lutheran Church, West St Paul