Healthy Boundaries in the Context of Ministry
Facilitator: Marg Van Herk-Haradis
Date: June 12-13, 2019 (Wednesday/Thursday)
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: First Mennonite Church 800 King Street East, Kitchener
Cost: $50 MCEC Participan $150 Non MCEC Participant
Snacks provided / lunch not included
Ministry is about coming alongside those to whom we minister in the messiness of life - messiness that takes us to deep and profound places. In this context, it can be challenging to define and set boundaries; yet, to do so is critical for healthy relationships.
This two-day workshop will support leaders who wish to establish healthy boundaries and a safe and respectful congregational cultue in the context of ministry, as they work to:
- Create a healthier church culture
- Increase awareness regarding harassment and boundary crossing
- Understand power dynamics and learn to set and maintain boundaris
- Define expectations regarding a respectful and healthy congregation relating to the anti-harassment bill, Bill 168
- Teach practical skills that empower both church leaders and congregants
Once completed, participants will have a greater understanding of the dynamics associated with healthy boundaries and will gain practical tools for creating a respectful and safe church setting.
Article in the Christian Courier posted September 2018 by Marg Van Herk-Paradis, about Crossing the Line: Boundaries protect both church leaders and parishioners.
Marg is Vice President of Services and a Senior Conflict Management Consultant, with Credence and Company. Marg is a graduate of the Conflict Management Certificate Program offered at Grebel. Previously Marg spent many years as the Executive Director of a L'Arche Community in Stratford, an organization she has been a member of for 25 years.
Marg's work with clients is informed by respect, the appreciation of difference and the value of every individual. Listening beyond the words to the whole person, is a cornerstone of Marg's practice: she believes that listening well and helping people know that they are valued can be transforming.
800 King Street East
Kitchener, ON N2G 2M6
|MCEC Participant||$ 50.00|
|Non MCEC Participant||$ 150.00|