To create space for thoughtful dialogue around a difficult issue, Local Church Ministries, as part of the UCC’s multimedia campaign tied to the denomination’s core mission, develops a discussion guide tied to the popular film ‘Spotlight,’ which brings into focus the serious problem of sexual abuse of children, teens and adults by church leaders.
Healthy Boundaries for Ministry As a spiritual teacher, it’s important to understand the importance of healthy boundaries in ministry. Spend five weeks with the Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune of the FaithTrust Institute, in partnership with the Center for Progressive Renewal, to learn strategies to discern boundaries in pastoral relationships, and develop best practices and guidelines for developing those boundaries and other necessary self-care strategies. Learn more >>
Be a Better Advocate Plan to be a part of 2016 Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, D.C., April 15-18. Spend a weekend of faith-filled training exploring the intersections of racism, class and power. Scholarships available for UCC young adults. Apply by Feb. 26. >>
Fear Not We all have moments when our fears threaten to overcome us. In this week’s podcast, Into the Mystic, the Rev. John Dorhauer reflects on how God’s gift of shalom can help us conquer all our fears. Listen in >>