Our presbytery requires all teaching elders and commissioned lay pastors to participate in Level 1 Healthy Boundaries training approved by the PTCA’s Advocates for Integrity in Ministry (AIM) within one year of beginning one’s ministry in this presbytery.
This year the PTCA will offer Level 1 Boundaries training on Thursday, April 12 and Saturday, October 27. You may register on-line through the PTCA web site. Check-in will begin at 8:30 am. Instruction will begin promptly at 9 am and conclude at 2 pm.
The training site this year is North Presbyterian Church in North St. Paul. (Please note: This is not North Como Presbyterian Church in Roseville.) The curriculum includes learning to understand, establish, and maintain appropriate boundaries in ministry, and includes a special emphasis on appropriate use of social media. The cost is $50, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch, and a packet of materials that includes a list of recommended resources for further study. (Please make checks to “Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area” and write “AIM Level 1 training” on the memo line.)
For the health of our ministries, and to satisfy the requirements of our presbytery’s insurance policy, it is vital that teaching elders make the time to complete this training. It is also strongly recommended for ruling elders, deacons, youth leaders, and other church staff and volunteers. Since the Book of Order has been amended this year to require all sessions to adopt and implement a misconduct policy, it is especially important that ruling elders become informed about boundary issues in ministry.
Please contact AIM@ptcaweb.org if you have any questions.