2018 Clergy Ethics Training

In the midst of a growing cultural revelation of sexual harassment and misconduct in our society, this seminar is an opportunity to consider the way trauma affects each of us - cognitively, emotionally, and theologically.  In learning a bit more about trauma and our responses to it, we will also be able to better respond and care for others.  As a result of time spent together, you will discover understanding, language and tools in order to be present with those who have experienced trauma in ways that are life giving for you and the people you serve.
Each quadrennium, clergy are required to participate in clergy ethics training designed by the Annual Conference.  The Board of Ordained Ministry clergy ethics team has developed this day to provide clergy an opportunity to become more self-aware, encourage relationships with colleagues and parishioners, and equip clergy for ministry in our current cultural context.

10am-4pm (lunch provided)
Morning Session:
"Changing the Question: Trauma-Informed Christian Ethics"
Afternoon Session:
"Sexual Harassment and the Church"  

Participation in both sessions is mandatory for all clergy actively serving under appointment or eligible to serve under appointment in WNCC.  Clergy on personal, family, or transitional leave are expected to participate.  As well, WNC clergy in extension ministry or appointments beyond the local church are expected to participate unless they provide documentation through their employment that they have met an ethics requirement of at least 6 contact hours between July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2018.

Cost is $10 per participant

Pre-registration and payment required by Thursday, May 3rd.
Participants may register and participate at any location regardless of their current appointment location.  

Dates and Locations:

  • Thursday, May 10th, Christ UMC, Salisbury
  • Friday, May 11th, High Point University, Congdon School of Health and Sciences
  • Saturday, May 12th, St. Luke’s UMC, Hickory
  • Wednesday, May 16th, Covenant Community Church, Asheville 
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