Ethics in Ministry Relations Training Offered in Advance of Annual Conference

A training event for ministers, “Healthy Boundaries 201: Ethics in Ministry Relations Training,” will be offered in advance of the 2015 Annual Conference in Tampa, Fla. The training is scheduled for July 10, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Marriott Waterside hotel in Tampa.

The Annual Conference takes place in Tampa from July 11-15.

“Still need to attend an ethics in ministry relations training for the 2015 ordination review? This event is for you!” said an announcement and invitation from the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership.

Leading the training is Lois Grove, an ordained minister who is active at Peace Church of the Brethren in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She recently retired as minister of Leadership Development for Northern Plains District, and has served as a district board member and chair, and as district moderator. She holds an Education and Psychology degree from McPherson (Kan.) College and has completed the Training in Ministry (TRIM) program and served as district TRIM coordinator. She is a former mission worker in Nigeria, having spent five years teaching in Waka Schools in Biu, Nigeria, and spent two years teaching in the American School of Kinshasa, Zaire (Democratic Republic of the Congo). She was trained to lead Healthy Boundaries  201 by the Faith Trust Institute and has led multiple training events in the districts of Idaho, Illinois and Wisconsin, Missouri and Arkansas, Northern Plains, Western Pennsylvania, and Western Plains.

This training will include an afternoon session featuring a presentation on the 2008 Ethics in Ministry Relations paper led by Tim Button-Harrison, district executive for Northern Plains.

To express interest in attending this Healthy Boundaries 201 training, contact academy@bethanyseminary.edu . A registration fee of $20 will be charged, and ministers who attend may receive .5 continuing education units. Registration and payment are due by June 30.

The Brethren Academy notes that those planning to attend this Healthy Boundaries 201 training event will likely need lodging in Tampa on Thursday, July 9.

For more information contact the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, 615 National Road West, Richmond, IN 47374.