Standing Requirements

Annual Information Review

Clergy are required to fill out an Annual Information Review (AIR) form yearly so the Conference can maintain the most up to date ministry setting and contact information. It is also an opportunity to report on other standing requirements as well as request contact or other information from the Conference.

Anti-Racism/Diversity Training

Clergy are required to engage in anti-racism/diversity/racial justice training every 2 years. This training must consist of 6 contact hours and must be an interactive experience. It can be one of the trainings listed here or approved by the Subcommittee for Authorized Ministry. To propose a program for this requirement, fill out this form and submit to See Chang.

Power and Boundary Training

Clergy are required to undergo some form of Power and Boundary Training once every 3 years. This training must consist of 5 contact hours and must be one of the listed trainings below or approved by the Subcommittee for Authorized Ministry. To request an alternate program, fill out this form.

Enkei Resolutions’ 2024 Boundary Trainings
$60 per person per training
Questions? Email dweible@enkei-resolutions.com
Participants who complete all six hours of their selected training will receive a certificate of completion.
11 am-2 pm (CT): Feb 13-14, Apr 10-11, Sept 10-11

Thu, Mar 14, 12:30 – 3:30 pm CT, Retired Minister Boundary Training with Rev. Tara Barber
Maintaining healthy boundaries is challenging at any stage in ministry and it is particularly tender and difficult attending to boundaries as we transition out of our last call, and while in retirement. “A Sure Foundation”, “The Ministerial Code” and Rev. Dr. Bruce Epperly’s new book, “The Jubilee Years” along with case studies, will provide the content of this training. Learn more & register.

Save the Date! Power and Boundary Training before the 2024 Annual Meeting. Join your colleagues in person June 6 at St. Benedict’s for Boundary training. Registration, cost and content information coming soon.

Leaderwise offers Boundary Trainings throughout the year that are approved for the standing requirements of authorized ministers in the Minnesota Conference. Please make sure you attend a program that is at least 5 hours, and that you receive a certificate of completion to submit to See Chang, COMadmin@uccmn.org.

Vocational Support Consultation

The Manual on Ministry recommends a Vocational Support Consultation with clergy every 3 to 5 years to “reduce isolation, honor the evolving call of the spirit, and provide for an ever-deepening relationship between the Committee on Ministry and those ministers who hold standing” in the Conference.

The Covenant Subcommittee of the Committee on Ministry organizes these consultations. If you would like to request a Vocational Support Consultation please contact See Chang at COMadmin@uccmn.org, or indicate this on your AIR form. You may also be contacted by a member of the Covenant Subcommittee for this important consultation. Please reply promptly if you are contacted.

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