MLC Classes


The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Boundaries MLC Online Course

Most clergy are clear about their professional and personal boundaries. They maintain healthy relationships with members of their church. They pay their taxes on time. They care for their families. Okay, maybe they could lose a few pounds and perhaps they could be more attentive to their self-care, but they are doing pretty well. So why is ABCRM encouraging all clergy and even lay persons to take the online class, The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Boundaries?

The reality is that when clergy do violate professional or personal boundaries, the consequences are devastating. Devastating to themselves, their families, the church, and anyone else involved. It is also a reality that with the advent of social media, we need to think in new ways about relationships and what we share online as well as face-to-face.

Over the summer of 2016, ABCRM is making this online class available to pastors and lay people from ABCRM churches for only $25. You don’t even have to leave your home to take the class. The class includes 7 lectures (10-20 minutes each), online discussions and reflection papers. The lectures can be completed at your own pace.

Participants must sign up for the course by July 31 to qualify for the $25 price. After this, the course price will be $100. To register, go to

Additional questions regarding these classes can be directed to

Rev. Dr. Steve Van Ostran

ABCRM Executive Minister