Boundary Awareness Training Registration

2019 Boundary Awareness Training

  • “Clergy Boundary Awareness Training for Laity” with Rev. Darren Morgan
    Authorized Ministers in the United Church of Christ are required to attend triennial Boundary Awareness Training to maintain ministerial standing, but this training is not specifically delivered to laity. This session is expressly geared for church leaders of congregations who are in pastoral transition. Integrating current clergy boundary awareness information, particularly with boundaries during pastoral transitions, the goal of this training is to help laity better understand clergy boundaries. Leadership development and knowledge of the ethics of ministry is essential, especially during times of pastoral transition. This training is the framework for a conversation with laity so that healthy/healthier relationships will occur, not only with the departing pastor, but also with new pastoral leadership. 10:00 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, March 30, 2019 @ Congregational Church of Wells UCC, 1695 Post Road, Wells. No Fee (clergy do not receive BAT credit).

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  • “Healthy Boundaries: Keys to Good Ministry” with Rev. Darren Morgan
    Boundaries are guidelines that you create for yourself to manage your actions and interactions with other people. They allow you to limit how others behave toward you, and to put safe limits on yourself. This training will look at everyday situations that clergy face. Join your colleagues to discuss real-life questions and the “gray” areas of clergy boundaries in ministry. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 10, 2019 @ High Street Congregational Church UCC, 106 Pleasant Street, Auburn. $25.

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  • “Letting Go: Observing Boundaries in New Ministry Settings/Retirement” with Revs. Nick & Mary Angela Davis
    If you are thinking of retiring or changing ministry settings soon, or if you have just retired/changed ministry settings, this Boundary Awareness Training event is for you. We will process the unique concerns, challenges, and questions that arise for clergy and their spouses who leave behind important relationships and enter a new ministry setting or “the 3rd third” of life. As our relationships with parishes and parishioners change, how do we manage this transition in healthy ways? What can we learn from one another? How can we support one another? 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ First Congregational Church UCC, 301 Cottage Road, South Portland. $25.

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  • “Ready, Set, NO: Setting Limits and Doing Better at Self-Care” with Rev. Darren Morgan
    There is universal agreement that there are challenges in ministry. Pastors are expected to be constantly available to those they serve, plugged-in electronically, and always “on the clock” – an unsustainable expectation. We live in a culture that praises overwork, which leads to an alarming rate of clergy burnout, depression, and poor physical and spiritual health. This workshop will explore the barriers of self-care. In his life and ministry, Jesus took time away to feast with friends. Consider this your invitation to do likewise, to be nourished and fed with the Spirit of colleagues in ministry, and to embrace better self-care. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2019 @ All Souls Congregational Church UCC, 10 Broadway, Bangor. $25.

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Lunch is provided with all-day trainings (please note dietary restrictions on registration).
For more information, contact Rev. Darren Morgan at 207-944-9469 or dmorgan@maineucc.org
To register for a training, go to: http://maineucc.org/boundary-awareness-training-registration/