Healthy Boundaries for Clergy and Spiritual Leaders
Healthy Boundaries for Clergy, Spiritual Teachers, and Lay Leaders
For more than two decades, FaithTrust Institute has worked with congregations and faith organizations to create safe and healthy communities. Our Healthy Boundaries curriculum and trainings are essential tools that guide and sustain faith leaders through their ministry/teaching.
We understand the complex roles and relationships that ministry/teaching require; we also know the damage that can be done when trust is broken between a leader and a community. The Healthy Boundaries curriculum and trainings were created to ensure that all faith and spiritual communities have resources to actively engage in this essential prevention training.
CURRICULUM FOR CLERGY and SPIRITUAL LEADERS:
An ongoing curriculum for issues that impact those in the role of leadership in faith communities. Founded on a theological and ethical discussion of power and vulnerability, it focuses on the particular roles that pastoral caregivers fulfill within a spiritual community. This curriculum was developed to strengthen the understanding of the needs for boundaries, as a method of self-care and community care.
These curricula use videos to tease out key issues that clergy of all faiths and denominations raise up as challenging, and include leaders from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Buddhist traditions. To facilitate your trainings, we offer bulk discounts on purchases of Healthy Boundary workbooks.
|Healthy Boundaries 101:
|Healthy Boundaries 201:
This training is intended for leaders who are looking for an introduction to the nature of boundaries and the issues of power and vulnerability. The 101 curriculum uses the DVD A Sacred Trust.
This curriculum is intended as advanced training for those already familiar with the basic principals of healthy boundaries.The 201 curriculum uses excerpts from A Sacred Trust, as well as Once You Cross the Line.
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NEW! Healthy Boundaries 201 Supplemental Module: Taking It Back to Your Congregation: The Need for Boundaries
Our Healthy Boundaries 101 and 201 workbooks are now available as e-books. For more information, visit our e-books page.
TRAINING TO USE THE HEALTHY BOUNDARIES CURRICULUM:
Teaching Healthy Boundaries 101 & 201: FaithTrust Institute In-Person Training Course
ONLINE TRAINING FOR CLERGY & SPIRITUAL TEACHERS:
Online Healthy Boundaries 101: A Fundamental Intensive for Clergy and Spiritual Teachers
CURRICULUM FOR LAY LEADERS:
Healthy Boundaries for Lay Leaders: A Curriculum for Training Laity (Coming Soon!)
Lay leaders are the heart that keep our faith communities functioning. As people enter positions of power within the congregation, the need for discussion around boundaries becomes more critical. Our Healthy Boundaries for Lay Leaders provides an introduction to the fundamental ethical issues of leadership, the complexity of relationships with peers and colleagues, and raises awareness of the power and responsibilities that are inherent in voluntary leadership positions.