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.
 
   2022 Boundary Training
 
Options to Complete the Annual Requirement 
 
Please refer to the Life Together/Safe Boundaries policy for more information on the Presbytery of Chicago boundary training requirements for all who serve in the presbytery. Also, please refer to the first page of Basics of Harassment regarding the prevention and responding to harassment.
 
Following our “Life Together / Safe Boundaries Policy” (available above), annual boundary training is required for all POC Minister Members and POC staff who are engaged in any form of active ministry, including anyone on the Pulpit Supply List.  Our focus this year will be on appropriate financial boundaries. There are four options for you to complete this annual requirement – please register for Option # 1 or # 2, or arrange for and attend another boundary training event (Option # 3 or # 4). Thank you.
 

Options to Complete the Annual Requirement:

 

  1. Attend the POC sponsored Annual Boundary Training (4 hours), led by LeaderWise, on Saturday, June 11, 2022, 9:30 to 12:30, using the Zoom meeting platform | Register here

 

  1. Attend the POC sponsored Annual Boundary Training (4 hours), led by LeaderWise, on Saturday, October 8, 2022, 9:30 to 12:30, using the Zoom meeting platform | Register here

 

  1. Attend your employer-sponsored Boundary Training with other employees in your organization, and email a certification of participation to the Presbytery Office

 

  1. Attend an Illinois Department of Human Rights online course and email a certification of participation to the Presbytery Office.  Information on these courses can be found at https://www2.illinois.gov/dhr/Training/Pages/default.aspx