Monday, September 25, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM EDT
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Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Naples 
777 Mooring Line Drive
Naples, FL 34102

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Ileana Sardinas 
Florida-Bahamas Synod 
813-876-7660 ext. 225 

Boundaries Workshop 

Some of the most powerful words included in the services of ordination and consecration are these words from St. Paul addressed to the newly ordained or consecrated pastor or deacon:  "This is how one should regard us, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.  Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy" (I Corinthians 4:1-2). 

In these words, said to newly ordained and consecrated pastors and deacons, contain a charge to be trustworthy in shaping preaching and teaching around the Good News of the God who is for us, for the church and for this world in the crucified and risen Lord Jesus.  Closely related is the charge that all of our life and ministry embody that Good News so that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, when people see us, they see something of the God who is for us in Christ Jesus. That is no modest charge for those of us entrusted with leadership in Christ's church.

This workshop is an opportunity for rostered ministers of the Florida-Bahamas Synod to participate in a one-day workshop led by Barbara Keller, ELCA Consultant for Prevention of Sexual Misconduct, on the difficult but critically important conversations about power, vulnerability, dating, friendships and social media, receiving and giving gifts, pulpit boundaries, and touch/hugging/sexual intimacy.

A suggested donation of $25 will help cover the cost of the facilitator, lunch, and resources, and will be collected at the event.