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Boundaries and Inclusion Education 2023

Region 9 Boundaries and Inclusion Education (R9BIE) plans annual, and three-year rotational, boundaries educational opportunities and learning events. Therefore, the South Carolina Synod encourages our rostered ministers, seminarians, and interns to participate in the Region 9 boundaries educations, in lieu of synod-specific workshops.

Basic Boundaries Education

This year’s training is available on:

Tuesday, October 24 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. ET

Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

All active rostered ministers are required to attend one of these sessions.

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Region 9 Bishops’ Relational Agreement

In July of 2019, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women, the bishops of Region 9 developed the “Region 9 Bishops’ Relational Agreement for boundaries, candidacy and call process.” The introductory paragraph of that document states:

Committed to always reforming for the health of leaders, vitality of congregations, and the flourishing of the gospel of Jesus Christ, we agree to work together as a region to address systemic issues facing rostered ministers who are women. Together, we will work to create a culture change in our region through deepening trust and relationship – creating authentic avenues for reporting, responding, education, advocacy and care.

Every active rostered minister, candidate for rostered ministry, synodically authorized minister or lay preacher is required to be current on their annual boundaries education in order to activate an RMP, transfer into another synod of Region 9, be available for any call or appointment, including interim work, or serve as a synod-recommended supply preacher.

South Carolina Synod Contact for Boundaries Training

The Rev. Rick Carter, Assistant to the Bishop –

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