By The Rev. Ginny Aebischer, Assistant to the Bishop
The South Carolina Synod has a Boundary Awareness Workshop Day planned for all rostered leaders, including those who are retired and serving in specialized ministries. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 226 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29169. Please make this event your priority and plan to attend the full day. Following the event you will receive a certificate of participation.
Part 1 will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Part 2 will be held 1:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. You are asked to commit to both Part 1 & Part 2. We are setting aside time for you to go out for lunch on your own. There are several options for a lunch meal in the area.
Pastor Patti Sue Burton-Pye and Pastor Eric Wolf have been trained as South Carolina Synod Boundary Awareness Workshop Leaders and we appreciate their willingness to serves as the leaders for this important event. We appreciate the hospitality of Pastor Nathan Gragg and the people of Zion in welcoming us and serving as host site. And we look forward to being together as Rostered Leaders of this Synod.
Herman, Eric and I firmly believe that it is an important and timely topic for our consideration, discussion and education, and that by talking about it we can more faithfully carry out our calling to prevent misconduct and sexual harassment and abuse. We recognize that society in general and churches in particular have a lot to learn about misconduct and further that even the best preventative measures cannot completely eliminate misconduct by rostered leaders. This workshop is one step in helping us all face a topic that is of deep concern in our society and in our church. We simply cannot urge you strongly enough, as a Pastor or Deacon of this church serving in the SC, to take advantage of this educational opportunity.
If you have already participated in a Boundary Workshop in the past 12 months you can send me a copy of your certificate so we can add that to your Leader file.
To register, please send the information below to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 10, 2018 with the subject line: Boundary Workshop Registration.
Church Phone #:
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[ ] I will participate.
[ ] I need to be excused from this workshop because: