This synod encourages all leaders (clergy, deacons, faith formation, and church staff) to attend a boundaries training every three years. If you have not attended a previous workshop, it is important that you make an effort to do so.

Following Jesus into a changing world requires a commitment to developing and modeling healthy boundaries in all areas of life. As a synod, we are committed to providing you with opportunities to explore the intersections of healthy boundaries & your core identity as a beloved child of God.

Merriam-Webster defines a boundary as, “something that shows where an area ends and another area begins.” It’s important to periodically step back and reevaluate where we end and where other people begin. The Power and Boundaries Training will be a safe space in which we can come together for thoughtful reflection and mutual learning.

Cost: $20

Rev. Emily Carson will facilitate our discussion on strengthening healthy boundaries. We will also engage in discussions around boundaries in congregational life and the response of the Office of the Bishop to boundary violations. Please note, this training is open to all congregational staff members, so feel free to invite your team.

Upcoming Boundaries Workshops:

Tuesday, December 13, 2022
1 PM-4 PM, online
Registration here:


Past Boundaries Workshops:

Monday, October 25, 2021
9 AM-Noon, online

April 29, 2021
12:30-3:30 PM, online

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Noon-3 PM, online

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
9 AM-Noon, online

Monday, September 26, 2022
9 AM-Noon, online