Introducing The Sexual Abuse Prevention & Response Policy

Personal & Professional Boundary Issues for Church Leaders

as of Nov 24 2017, our current offerings are FULL
We're organizing more sessions for January 2018; please check back soon.


This workshop will last 4.5 hours, with a 1/2 hour break half way through.

Click Here for the start times in each of Canada's time zones:



This course will be offered online by Internet and toll-free telephone conference call. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection, and a telephone. We’ll use a conference call system that can put callers into small groups for discussion, or keep us all together for “plenary” sessions.

Course Description:

This course meets the requirements for mandatory training in the Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy for ministry personnel.

We'll explore some of the common boundary issues that can emerge in the practice of ministry, and discuss how to expand our repertoire of strategies for dealing with situations that can require careful judgment. The course will be an opportunity to discuss best practices with others in church leadership across the country; find out how others cope with complicated boundary issues; and reflect on how to ensure that the church continues to be a safe and hospitable place for everyone.

We'll use some video clips from FaithTrust Institute, and case studies developed from real-life ministry settings in Canada to spark small group discussion. Visuals will be broadcast through the Internet; audio will be by toll-free telephone conference call. The audio system allows for us to move back and forth between plenary presentations and small group discussion.

NB This course introduces the concepts of Personal and Professional Boundaries. If you've already taken a United Church sponsored course either online or with one of our Conference staff, you may be looking for information about our Refresher Courses. Click HERE for information on the Refresher related to Social Media.

Cost: $50

$10 discount if you pay online with a credit card


This course is offered by our Conference Personnel Ministers. There will be two of them on the line for each session, but each team is different. Here are some of those who might be involved:


Kathy McDonald
General Council Legal/Judicial Counsel

Stephen Fetter
General Council Program Coordinator for Continuing Education

Todd MacDonald
Toronto Conference Personnel Minister

Treena Duncan
BC Conference Personnel Minister


as of Nov 24 2017, our current offerings are FULL
We're organizing more sessions for January 2018; please check back soon.

Waiting List

If the currently listed dates are not convenient for you or FULL, you're welcome to go onto our waiting list, and we'll let you know as soon as new sessions have been scheduled.

Click here for the Boundaries Course Waiting List