The Associations of the United Church of Christ authorize those ministers who serve in settings within the Association. One of the requirements to maintain that authorization is the successful completion of an approved boundary awareness training event no less than every three years. Training is open to all but it is intended to serve as a way to satisfy the requirement of all authorized ministers to get such training at least every three years.
Boundary Awareness Training is offered at various times and locations throughout the year.
Registration is open for the event dates in green and available by selecting the date link.
Upcoming Boundary Awareness Training Sessions:
St. Louis Association:
Spring 2020 Saturday, May 23 Pilgrim Congregational UCC - St. Louis 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Fall 2020 Saturday, October 17 Location TBA 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Spring 2020 Friday, May 8 First Congregational UCC - Lebanon 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
This is the day before the Western Association Spring Meeting
Fall 2020 Friday, October 9 Bethel UCC - Kansas City 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
This is the day before the Western Association Fall Meeting
Spring 2020 Thursday, March 12 St. John UCC - St. Charles 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
No lunch will provided; either bring your own lunch OR a list of nearby fast-food restaurant will be suggested the day of the event.
Friday, April 24 Location TBA (Jefferson City) 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Prior to Conference Annual Gathering
Fall 2020 Thursday, October 29 Location TBA 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
NOTE: BAT Events with pending dates and locations will be updated as information is confirmed.
The fee for BAT is $40 for all registrants. A waiver is available (upon request) for active clergy, retired clergy and MIDs in Care of an Association. The request must be made by the close of registration. Contact the Conference Office for information. There are no arrangements to waive fees if you are attending an event the day of the event, without pre-registering.
Lunch arrangements will vary according to each Association. As lunch information becomes available, it will be posted on the listing of BAT Events. Please note, registration fee does not include lunch.
There have been questions regarding DOC Boundary Awareness Training Events (or other sponsored events). Please check with your Association Committee on Ministry to make sure any alternative BAT Event meets the requirement of your Association.
If you have questions about the Boundary Awareness Training requirement to maintain ministerial Association (every three years), please contact your Association Committee on Ministry.
The above sessions are Conference-led and your participation will automatically be updated in your Conference file and in the database after your attendance is confirmed.
Should you decide to take Boundary Training elsewhere, it is your responsibility to update the Conference office with proof of attendance (copy of certificate).