Post date: Thu, 19/06/2008 - 11:10am

Preventing Sexual Misconduct & Abuse in your parish

About the workshop…
This workshop is organized to help congregations and pastors set their sights on healthy pastor-parishioner relationships, establish safe boundaries for children and other vulnerable persons, and find their way to trust, truth, honesty and love as Christ’s church.

The sessions will help clergy elders and congregations understand power dynamics in pastor-parishioner relationships, prevent sexual misconduct and abuse, and promote healing for individuals and families who have been victims of sexual misconduct and abuse.

Date : 23rd June, 2008
Time : 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Speaker : Dr. James N. Poling
Venue : MTS Chapel, Sibu.

About the speaker…
James Newton Poling, PhD, is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), a pastoral psychotherapist, and Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care, and Counseling at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, USA. He received his M. Div. from Bethany Theological Seminary and his PhD from The Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, California.

In recent years he has been doing pastoral research in theology and counseling with a special focus on family and interpersonal violence. He is the author of many articles and books including The Abuse of Power: A Theological Problem (Nashville: Abingdon, 1991), Deliver Us From Evil: Resisting Racial and Gender Oppression. (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1996), and Render Unto God: Economic Vulnerability, Family Violence, and Pastoral Theology (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 2002).

Time Schedule:
08:00 – 08:30 Registration
08:30 – 10:00 Session I
10:00 – 10:30 Tea Break
11:00 – 12:00 Session 2

02:00 – 03:30 Session 3
03:00 – 03:10 Break
03:10 – 04:30 Session 4/Q & A

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