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
LIVE VIRTUAL ONLINE TRAINING – Registration Deadline is August 19, 2020
August 27, 2020
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
This is a virtual 1.5 hour event, hosted on the Zoom platform. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. (click to go to registration)
We cannot admit anyone who has not pre-registered.
When you register, you will choose from three topics: 
  1. Specialized Ministry within an Institution
  2. Healthy Boundaries with Children
  3. Relationships between Pastors and their Congregations
Advance Registration is required. Registration deadline is August 19, 2020.
Please go here for a descriptive flyer which contains a link to register, or register at the link above.


There will be one 6-week online training course before the end of the year.

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. The registration link will be available mid to late summer.
* The on-line course may only be taken 2 consecutive years. After that, an in-person training is required.