Ethics and Boundaries for Ministers Training Event
Location: Faith Lutheran Church, Spicer
Time: 8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person
Presenters: Rick Loseth, Pr. Elan Hacker, and Deacon Sarah Hausken
If this date doesn’t work for you, you may comply by attending another training event that includes at least six contact hours of instruction in the same content covered by the synod’s workshop and provide proof of attendance for your file.Boundaries Training
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 ministers of Word and Sacrament under call shall demonstrate completion of at least six contact hours of continuing education in the prevention of sexual boundary violations.” and
Our synod council has 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.
You can attend the following events and receive credit by emailing the synod office.
- St. Paul Area Synod – Boundaries Book Group: The Integrity of the Body of Christ
Friday, September 13, 2019 to Friday, November 01, 2019
- Minneapolis Area Synod – Boundaries Workshop
Tuesday, October 3, 2019