Welcome to the Presbytery
of Southeastern Illinois!
Our Next Presbytery Assembly Meeting
The 452th Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2023 via Zoom.
At that meeting, the Presbytery of Southeastern Illinois will welcome the Rev. Ruth Santana-Grace, Co-Moderator of the 225th General Assembly (PCUSA). She will be the preacher of the day and lead us in an educational event.
To read more about Ruth, please, click here.
Not Your Average Boundary Training
It’s time for many of us to renew our required boundary training certification. Rather than the same old talking heads, we are offering Not Your Average Boundaries Training, a lively and interactive boundaries conversation offered to the Presbyteries of Southeastern Illinois and Great Rivers through LeaderWise.
Thanks to the Synod of Lincoln Trails for financially supporting this important event! ...
Leaderwise affirms that pastors, church staff, and other leaders who transgress boundaries by-and-large are not predators. In fact, not even close. Most people in ministry who violate boundaries are individuals who know and maintain boundaries most of the time, but whose judgment may be impaired due to an unusually stressful time in their lives. With that in mind, Not-Your-Average Boundaries Training is tailored to focus on strategies to foster emotional resiliency and well-being.
LeaderWise believes that the best prevention is to encourage those in leadership positions to take steps to manage their stress in order to maintain balance and perspective when temptation arises. This approach further teaches a 4-step strategy to help stop folks in their tracks before they commit a boundary violation, and participants leave with their own personal prevention plan.
In order for participants to receive credit for completion of the program, attendees must be present for all 5 hours of the training. These required sessions will be offered at two times, so find a time that works for your schedule and reserve this time now.
Register Now for Tuesday, August 29–Wednesday, August 30—3:00-5:30 p.m.
Register Now for Tuesday, October 31–Wednesday, November 1—3:00-5:30 p.m.