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Mailing Address:

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Claremont, CA 91711

Physical Address:

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Claremont, CA 91711

Professional Development

We all have to continue to grow, professionally and personally. Boundaries training is a requirement for all authorized ministers in the United Church of Christ. Associations also require CEUs (Continuing Education Units) as a form of professional accountability. These range from involvement in the wider Church, to independent study and workshops or classes. 

Boundary

Awareness

Training

It is the responsibility of each person to complete their Boundery Awareness Training requirements every 5 years. 

Required Module

 

4 Hour  - Sexual Ethics

     *2 Hour on-line study (Text Book Provided)

          “Sustaining Ministry: Foundations and Practices for     

           Serving Faithfully,” by Sondra Wheeler

     *2 Hour in-person session (Text Online)

          Marks of Ministry

          Cases Studies from participants

Dates For Online Study

     January 6 – 20, 2020               (Register by Dec. 11)

     February 24 – March 9, 2020  (Register by Feb. 12)

     May 26 – June 9, 2020            (Register by May 13)

     August 17 – August 31, 2020  (Register by Aug. 5)

In-Person Sessions offered same day as Electives

     See Dates Below

Elective Modules

 

4 Hour  - Scheduled Same Day as Sexual Ethics pt. 2

End of LIfe Conversations

Ethics for Active Retired Clergy

Safe Church

Ethics in Grief

Cultural Competency

Ethics in Finance

Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

     

 

January 25, 2020

First Christian Church,

2930 El Dorado St.,

Torrance, CA 90503

9:30 – 11:30 Clergy Sexual Ethics Part B

12:30 – 2:30 End of Life Conversations

12:30 – 2:30 Ethics for Active Retired Clergy

2:45 – 4:45 Safe Church

March 18, 2020

Community Congregational Church,

276 ‘F’ Street,

Chula Vista, CA 91910 

(Parking is metered so please bring quarters)

9:30 – 11:30 Clergy Sexual Ethics Part B

12:30 – 2:30 Ethics in Grief

2:45 – 4:45 Cultural Competency

June 16, 2020

UrbanMission 

810 S. White Avenue

Pomona, CA 91766

9:30 – 11:30 Clergy Sexual Ethics Part B

12:30 – 2:30 Ethics in Finance

12:30 – 2:30 Ethics for Active Retired Clergy

2:45 – 4:45 Safe Church

 

September 17, 2020

Church of the Foothills

6279 Foothill Rd.

Ventura, CA 93003

9:30 – 11:30 Clergy Sexual Ethics Part B

12:30 – 2:30 Domestic & Intimate Partner Violence

2:45 – 4:45 Cultural Competency

Continuing

Education 

Units

Be sure to check with your Association for specific requirements and any opportunities not listed.

CEU Opportunities

1. Wider Church Participation

  • Association Meetings (1.5 units each)

  • Annual Gathering (2.5 units per day)

  • Church and Ministry Committee (1 unit per meeting)

  • Cohort Groups (1 unit per meeting)

  • Association sponsored clergy groups (1 unit per meeting)

2. Independent Study

  • Webinars (1 unit per hour)

  • Books relevant to ministry (1 unit per any length book)

  • Movies related to ministry (1 unit per any length movie)
    Books or Movies should include a personal statement of how it relates to your ministry. 

3. Workshops & Classes

  • Educational Retreats (1 unit/contact hour)

  • Preaching Festivals (1 unit/contact hour)

  • Outside Workshops/Classes (1 unit/contact hour) (including Boundary Training other than Sexual Ethics)

CEU Opportunities / Examples

General Synod

Annual Gathering of the Southern California Nevada Conf.

Association Meetings

Chapman University Founders Day

Outdoor Ministry - Safe Camp Training

UCC O&A Coalition Webinars

Other...