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Boundary Training for Clergy & Lay Leaders

Boundary Training for Judicatories  Everyone in leadership in the church, regionally and locally, needs to understand and respect “boundaries.” It often falls to the judicatory body (presbytery, diocese, conference) to provide this vital and essential training. Samaritan Counseling Center provides both ½ day and full day customizable boundary training that meets the necessary requirements and is relevant to the lives of the participants. In the training, participants discuss the places the various threads of our lives intersect individually and collectively, and how to deal with the intersections in life-giving ways. Participants also explore how one maintains a sense of self—i.e. individuation—while not damaging or encroaching on another’s sense of self. The interactive approach Samaritan takes to boundary training provides the right mix of information participants need and the relevance they want. For further information contact David Miron at Dmiron@scclanc.org.

Boundary Training for Congregational Leaders  Maintaining proper, respectful and life-giving boundaries is essential for any congregation to remain healthy and safe. Samaritan Counseling Center highly recommends providing boundary training for both clergy and laypersons to reinforce an understanding that everyone has a part to play in developing and maintaining healthy and appropriate boundaries. In the congregational setting, boundary training opens up the conversation around how we treat each other; how we get along and how we want to be in community. The training clarifies the need for an understanding of roles and responsibilities. Samaritan Counseling Center offers both ½ day and full day, interactive, boundary training. For further information contact David Miron at Dmiron@scclanc.org.

“We were delighted with David’s presentational skill and collegial presence. He led us through good content in an engaging way; he interacted with those gathered, and he helped us to think about important matters for our personal and professional lives. David did an excellent job of keeping the presentation understandable and useful, and the group gathered was grateful that they had spent time on the subject.”—Presbytery of Donegal

For more information about this and other services for clergy and congregations, contact David Miron, at 717-560-1949, extension 108 or dmiron@scclanc.org.

CCC Testimonials and Key Initiatives

"I was so impressed (once again) with your insightfulness, your clarity, and your ability to communicate it all to us in a way that lit a fire under us all without singeing me (as pastor) or the congregation (Council). I am very hopeful about this as a springboard to the work we need and hope to do in the coming months.” - Senior Pastor

“I cannot say enough good things about the CAT and its meaningful impact on the life of our congregation. The insights gleaned from this tool--and from the Samaritan Counseling Center consultants --have helped our congregants see themselves and their potential with new eyes.” - UCC Pastor

“We utilized the CAT during our current pastoral transition period. The Samaritan Counseling Center consultants guided us through the CAT results giving us a deeper understanding of who we are as a congregation and how we can increase energy and satisfaction. Now we are in great position to search and call our next Pastor.” - Lay Leader

"Every time leaders in our congregation attempted to develop a Strategic Plan or engage in a discernment process we discovered "some people" were saying one thing while we knew at least a few other people had different opinions. The CAT provided us with better data. The results helped us more fully grasp both our blessings as well as our specific challenges." - Lutheran Pastor

LEADERSHIP SERIES

The annual Leadership Series offered by CCC presents topics relevant to the challenges facing leaders today.
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CLERGY GROUPS

Clergy groups at Samaritan are ecumenical, promote collegial support, and are facilitated by leaders trained in organizational systems and dynamics who have also served in congregations.
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ORGANIZATIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Every congregation is a complex and unique emotional system, and “Organizational Intelligence” (OI) provides a structured way to measure and interpret the vitality, capacity, orientation and flexibility of a congregation – or many congregations within a region.
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