Maintaining Boundaries in a Digital Age
Maintaining Boundaries in a Digital Age is an online course offered by the Lewis Center for Church Leadership of Wesley Theological Seminary. It explores issues of clergy ethics in an era of instantaneous, electronic communication. It helps spiritual leaders stay healthy and attentive to appropriate boundaries in the midst of new challenges. It builds on the first course in the Keeping Our Sacred Trust series, Understanding Clergy Sexual Ethics, which is a primer on preventing clergy sexual misconduct
The cost for the course is $49. If a group is paying some or all of that cost, you will enroll using a group code. To complete the course, you must pass a quiz with a score of 80%. Upon successful completion of the course, a certificate of completion bearing .5 units of continuing education credit will be emailed to you.
The amount of time required to complete the course varies from person to person, but you should expect to spend a minimum of 4 to 6 hours. However, it need not be done in one sitting.
Maintaining Boundaries in a Digital Age is presented in three parts:
- Part I focuses on the importance boundaries and how to maintain appropriate boundaries.
- Part II examines some of the challenges of ministry in an electronic age.
- Part III considers sexual ethics in the digital age.
⇓ Download a printable information sheet.
How to enroll in Lewis Online Learning courses
If a denominational or judicatory leader arranged for you to enroll in this course, or if you received a code for participating through the Lewis Center or Wesley Theological Seminary, your group code or link must be used when enrolling. If you are not part of such a group, you may enroll in the course independently by simply leaving the group code box empty.
After entering and confirming your email address, click the "Enroll Now" button to land on the "Enrollment account information" page. If this is your first Lewis Online Learning course, you will need to create a password. Your email address and password are your unique credentials to sign in to Lewis Online Learning courses. After clicking the "Submit to register" button, you will land on your personal home page where you will find this course listed. You may also edit your account information on this page.
If you need more information before enrolling, or if you are a denomination or judicatory leader interested in arranging enrollment for a group, call 202-664-5700 or email the Lewis Center at email@example.com.