Healthy Boundaries for Clergy Training

Listed below are locations offering Healthy Boundaries Training for 2018 and early 2019. To be certified for standing, the CCSW requires this course to be taken every five years by all clergy, commissioned and ordained, active or retired from a CCSW-approved provider. A retired-inactive minister may obtain a waiver to this requirement if: (1) there are health-related issues, or (2) a retired person who is not participating in any kind of ministerial functions. All requests for an exemption should be directed to Zena McAdams, Interim Regional Executive at or 817-926-4687.

In order to maintain standing in 2019, ministers need to check the status of their boundaries training with the regional office and, if needed, register for a course. Clergy who have not had boundaries training since December 31, 2012, must complete training by February 28, 2019, for renewal of standing next year.

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CCSW approves the boundaries training program offered by our partners: Brite Divinity School, Hispanic Institute and the FaithTrust Institute.

2018-2019 Trainings: (Generally, any particular session may be cancelled if less than five register, so please call or register online.)

As other trainings are scheduled, we will post them here, and list in the email news. Join the CCSW Mailing List to be sure you get the latest updates. 

Event Planning and Promotion

Does your church or ministry have an exciting event you would like to promote? The SouthWest Region has many ways for publicizing your event:

-Monthly Newsletter email to CCSW recipients
-CCSW Facebook page
-More ways are currently being developed

Before your event can be shared on any of these Regional platforms, your must complete the following process:

STEP 1: Complete the online Event Planning and Promotions form


This form helps us to be sure we have all the correct materials in place to make promoting and marketing your event as effective as possible. If you don’t have some of the information needed please fill it out to your best ability and put “N/A” or “Unsure” in the spots that you are unsure about. Nathaniel Cook, our Communications Director, will reach out to you 24 - 48 hrs after you have completed the form to talk with you about the communications strategy and gather a clear understanding of what support you will need from the Region.

STEP 2: Regional Executive Staff Approval

All events must be approved by the Regional Executive Staff. This process automatically starts once you submit your completed form. Please note that the Regional Office exercises sole discretion regarding which events are approved and promoted.

Step 3: Approved

Once your event has been approved, it will automatically be added to the online Regional Event Calendar, and will be promoted based on the communications and marketing strategy you and the communications director agreed upon.

If you have any questions about the above process or would like to talk with our communications Director about promoting an event please contact

Nathaniel Cook via email at:


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Join the CCSW Mailing List: Receive regular Updates through the Southwest Region emails. View recent Updates here. Email the Southwest Region office at with suggestions of news that should be shared in future issues.

Update December 31, 2018 - Congregation Files

Update December 28, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Darrell Biggs

Update December 20, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Stella Mae Barber

Update December 17, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Doyle Simpson

Update December 14, 2018 - Christmas Special Day Offering, CCSW Disciples Men’s Mission Project 2019, and More

Update November 26, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Charles Keith Brown

Update November 12, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Jonathan S. Park

Update November 12, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Mary Lindley

Update November 12, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Noma Wike

Update November 12, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Clyde Nichols

Update November 10, 2018 - Regional Assembly Recap

Update November 1, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Herb Miller

Update October 31, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Dr. Harold Dennis Edwards

Update October 23, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Dr. Elizabeth Lee Coleman Thomsen

Update October 23, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Donald Wirsdorfer Jr.

Update October 22, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Dr. Orval Holt

Update October 19, 2018 - Healthy Boundaries in El Paso Postponed, Regional Assembly Mailing

Update October 9, 2018 - Healthy Boundaries Training, Youth Fall Retreat and Other News

Update October 5, 2018 - Regional Assembly Business Items

Update September 27, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Wanda Teegarden

Update September 27, 2018 - Healthy Boundaries, Regional Assembly

Update September 25, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Larry B Stegall

Update September 5, 2018 - Memorial Service: Rev. Sidney Spain

Update September 2, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Yolanda Cisneros

Update August 31, 2018 - Retreat, Assembly, Tres Rios Area Gathering, Other News

Update August 20, 2018 - Tres Rios Area Events: Sep 7-8

Update August 18, 2018 - Regional Assembly Registration Available

Update August 15, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Yolanda Cisneros

Update August 13, 2018 - Trainings and Events

Update August 8, 2018 - Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries Info

Update August 7, 2018 - Regional Assembly Schedule

Update August 4, 2018 - Memorial Services: Gwen Hawley and Gail Ackall

Update August 2, 2018 - Prayer Concern: Rev. Dr. Claude Walker Service


HANDY LINKS (If you use these much, you've got the URL memorized; if you don't use them often, this saves you the time of searching.)

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) website with links to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube 

Disciples News Service: a weekly publication of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - website or subscription link

Disciples Mission Fund website for Special Day offering materials or online reporting  

Pension Fund of the Christian Church website 

Annual Planning Guide and Calendar: online or purchase print or digital version

Lectionary: online, print PDF or purchase download

Online Store for Ministerial Code of Ethics (Frameable in English, Spanish, French or Korean), Congregational Code of Ethics and other items: online


REFERENCE MATERIALS ("Those Things You've Seen Before But Not Sure Where!")

Design of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the Southwest

CCSW Clergy Sexual Misconduct Prevention Policy, adopted Jan 2006: online

CCSW Educational Program for the Commissioned Ministry, adopted Feb 2013: online


Search and Call Downloadable Resources in Spanish, English, French and Korean: online


If you have suggestions of other handy links or information, email your recommendations to and we'll see if we can include them.