The Commission on Ministry is charged with providing regular Boundary Awareness Training for Ministers and Commissioned Ruling Elders ministering within the bounds of the Presbytery of Northern New England. This shall consist of abuse prevention training (including boundaries, pastoral ethics and sexual misconduct) and shall be required every five years. Retired Ministers and Commissioned Ruling Elders must undergo this training in order to engage in any church ministry, including, but not limited to, preaching, teaching, counseling, serving on committees, celebrating the sacraments, performing weddings and funerals or any other activities normally associated with the office of Minister or Commissioned Ruling Elder.
Ruling Elders are also strongly encouraged to attend Boundary Awareness Training -- both to be supportive of the ministers with whom they work and to help them be aware of Boundary Issues in their own ministries.
Please be aware that you must attend the entire session in order to fulfill the mandated requirement for training.
If training is taken outside PNNE, certification of training MUST be sent to the Stated Clerk, TJ DeMarco.
The is no training currently planned within PNNE, however, Boston Presbytery will be hosting a Boundary Awareness Training event in Worcester MA on Oct 12th - contact that presbytery for more information.