Three different boundary training courses are being offered free to Presbytery of Lake Michigan members this year through a partnership between the Synod of the Covenant and its member presbyteries.
An advanced boundary training course is scheduled from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12 online. Registration is due by Monday, May 2.
The class is open to both teaching and ruling elders who have taken introductory boundaries training through LeaderWise in the past year. Participants must attend both sessions to receive credit for completing the program.
Note that completing this introductory course sessions fulfills the Presbytery of Lake Michigan Sexual Misconduct Policy mandate that all teaching elders active in ministry within the bounds of the Presbytery complete boundaries and ethics training. The mandate applies to all teaching elders who are actively serving in congregations or in validated ministry, including members-at-large, Honorably Retired members, Commissioned Ruling Elders (CREs), and Christian educators (CCEs.) Participants must submit a copy of their course completion certificate to office@
And the congregation-centered Healthy Church Boundaries training will be offered from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, November 8 and 9 online. Registration is due by Friday, September 23.
This class is designed to help teaching and ruling elders plus lay leaders and key members of a congregation understand healthy boundaries in the system of the church.