Committee on Ministry Section B will host two all day trainings this spring for Authorized Ministers. Both training’s will be led by The Rev. Al Miles, Hospital Ministry Coordinator for Pacific Health Ministry serving at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.
The first training is open to all Authorized Ministers and will be held Friday, April 13, 8:30 AM to 4 PM, at FCC Palo Alto. This training will meet the boundary training requirement as outlined in the Life Long Learning Requirements for all Authorized Ministers: https://ncncucc.org/life-long-learning/
The second training is a continuing education event for chaplains that will focus on “Ministering Outside of our Comfort Zone.” The training will be held at Congregational Church of Belmont on Saturday, April 14 from 9 AM to 4:00 PM. Themes that will be covered include boundaries; domestic violence; child abuse; teen dating violence; sexual assault; and other difficult topics like life-changing diseases and accidents; and untimely deaths, including death as a result of suicide. This training will qualify for Board of Chaplaincy Certification Inc. (BCCI) continuing education hours as well as six hours towards the Life Long Learning Continuing Education requirement for authorized ministers. https://ncncucc.org/life-long-learning/ All institutional chaplains are welcome (non-UCC as well as UCC).
The Rev. Miles has worked for Pacific Health Ministry at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu since 1993, where he serves as ethics consultant and chair of the hospital’s ethics committee, and serves as the Coordinator of the Hospital Ministry Department. He speaks frequently to nationwide audiences from a wide variety of fields on domestic and teen dating violence, and child abuse awareness, and on establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries in professional relationships. More information about our presenter.
The cost for each training is $50 and includes lunch and morning coffee. We do have scholarship funds for those who need and request such help, and childcare by request. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.