Boundary Awareness
Training Events

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 throughout the year


Upcoming Boundary Awareness

Training Sessions 

Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - In-person session

Training will be held prior to oour Conference Anual Gathering at Capitol Hotel & Convention Center,

415 W. McCarty Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101

There will be a break for lunch.  Facilitator for this session:  Rev. Christi Tennyson

Register for this Boundary Awareness training session here.

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Online session

Facilitators for this event are to be named

Register for this Boundary Awareness training session here.

  • The training will be held from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and will be held entirely online.

  • Participants must have access to a computer with a webcam and microphone.

  • Participants must have broadband wired or wireless internet access (3G or 4G/LTE will work best).

  • Participants must have access to Zoom, which can be downloaded at

  • Participants will receive a Zoom link to the meeting emailed to them after registration is completed.



Information below applies to MMSC sponsored BAT events:

  • The fee for MMSC sponsored 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.

  • 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.

  • Some of 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).