The Presbytery of Chicago is dedicated to helping congregations and pastors set their sights on healthy pastor-parishioner relationships, establish safe boundaries, and find their way to trust, truth, honesty, and love as Christ’s church.
The Presbytery of Chicago requires all ministers, ministerial candidates and inquirers, Honorably Retired clergy, Certified Christian Educators, members of the Presbytery Coordinating Commission, moderators of any of the presbytery’s entities, and all Presbytery of Chicago employees and volunteers to attend, annually, an in-person or online class on healthy boundaries. This annual requirement supersedes all previous boundary training requirements from previous years in the Presbytery of Chicago.
   2020 Boundary Training Offerings


There will be two 6-week online training courses this year.


April 20 – May 29, 2020

September 21 – October 30, 2020

Download or order the book, “The Integrity of the Body of Christ” by Arden F. Mahlberg & Craig L. Nessan to read before starting the course.


The online training runs over the duration of 6 weeks to give participants time to interact with each other through the comment page.


Registration is required.

Registration for the first class starts April 8 at for the first on-line course. Click here to register for the April course.

* The on-line course may only be taken 2 consecutive years. After that, an in-person training is required.
September 15, 2020 – in conjunction with the Presbytery Assembly meeting
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Christ Church, 501 Oak Brook Road, Oak Brook IL
Three topics offered (you choose which one of the three you would like to attend)
  1. Specialized Ministry within an Institution
  2. Healthy Boundaries with Children (offered in Spanish or English)
  3. Relationships between Pastors and their Congregations
Advance Registration is required.
Please go here for a descriptive flyer which contains a link to register.