Recorded Webinar Training
If you missed an online training event and still want to access the excellent content, you can get the a recorded version!
If you missed the live online training and still want to access the excellent content, you can now get recordings of FaithTrust Institute Webinars. These sessions, led by faith and community leaders, cover a range of topics for your organization, congregation, denomination, or seminary on the faith response the following issues.
InFaith Community Foundation sponsored a webinar series
(twelve per year) from 2012-2015. These are available as recordings.
- What to Do When a Registered Sex Offender Comes to Your Congregation (2015) - RECORDED (from Sep 22, 2015 11:00 AM to Sep 22, 2015 12:00 PM)
- Registered sex offenders who are released into the community are approaching faith communities and asking to participate in worship and other activities. We know that community support is important to prevent re-offending. How can faith communities be part of an offender’s support network and insure safety for the congregation? Rev. Dr. Kathy McCallie has helped a congregation through the process of creating and implementing a policy and educational plan on this issue and has a wealth of experience she shares.
- Campus Sexual Assault: A Roundtable Discussion (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Aug 25, 2015 11:00 AM to Aug 25, 2015 12:00 PM)
- Campus sexual assault is one of the most publicly discussed areas of sexual violence. Listen to a conversation with campus faith leaders about this powerful civil rights movement on campuses across the country. We talk about the impact on students and campus life, if consent-based education is making a difference, and the potential role that people of faith can take in fostering safety and changing culture. A student activist's story highlights the current situation for victims and the need for institutional accountability and change, as well as allies on and off campus.
- The Challenge of Maintaining Healthy Boundaries in Ministry: A Conversation About Emerging Issues (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM to Jul 28, 2015 12:00 AM)
- Technology can be a valuable resource for ministry, but it can also be easily misused and potentially harmful. This webinar is a thoughtful and critical conversation about the particular boundary issues it raises,including: the role of social media; self-care in a world of 24/7 access; ensuring privacy for yourself and congregants, especially regarding pastoral care issues; maintaining appropriate relationships, and expectations, with congregants.
- Advocate Focus: Talking With Survivors About Their Faith Needs (2015) RECORDED (from Jun 30, 2015 11:00 AM to Jun 30, 2015 12:00 PM)
- Some advocates may feel uncomfortable talking with survivors about religion and spirituality. However, personal faith and a faith community can be vitally important to survivors of intimate partner violence. As an advocate, your knowledge and understanding of the spiritual needs of survivors can make a significant difference in their healing and recovery. This webinar will explore this key cultural competency, and discuss ways to assess the needs of your clients.
- Intimate Partner Violence in Same-Sex Relationships: Pastoral Care Roundtable (2015) -RECORDED (Online, from Jun 22, 2015 12:00 AM to Jun 22, 2015 12:00 AM)
- More and more often, pastors and faith leaders are asked to address the needs of same-sex couples. Domestic violence in a same-sex relationship is not unlike domestic violence in an opposite-sex relationships, but it is exacerbated by the context of homophobia in both church and society. This roundtable will discuss a framework for understanding the nature of same-sex intimate violence and the potential to offer supportive pastoral care within the faith community.ters: Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis, Rev. Dr. Marvin Ellison, Rev. Dr. Marie M. Fortune, Rev. Dr. Kristen Leslie, Rev. Dr. Joretta Marshall
- Addressing Elder Abuse Within Your Faith Community (2015) RECORDED (Online, from Jun 10, 2015 12:00 AM to Jun 10, 2015 12:00 AM)
- Many victims and survivors of elder abuse turn to their faith communities for help. The faith community's response is critical. This webinar is designed for all clergy, faith leaders, and therapists who want to know more about elder abuse, how to respond, and where to refer, as well as for advocates who are building partnerships with faith communities. Presenter: Rev. Dr. Sarah Rieth
- Healing from Abuse: How To Be a Resource for Survivors (2015) RECORDED (from May 21, 2015 11:00 AM to May 21, 2015 12:00 PM)
- This webinar addresses the spiritual crisis that many survivors of abuse experience as a result of traditional teachings and misinterpretation of scripture. Learn how clergy, lay leaders, and entire congregations, can help in the journey to healing. Rev. Mark Galang and Rev. Patricia Simpson, both United Methodist Church pastors, talk about their experiences preaching about domestic violence and working with congregations to help survivors heal, recover, and find solace in sacred scripture and in their churches.
- Creating a Social Media Policy: An Important Safety Tool for Your Congregation (2015) - Recorded (Online, from May 13, 2015 11:00 AM to May 13, 2015 12:00 PM)
- Social media plays an increasingly important role in our lives, as individuals and as faith communities. The technology is developing and changing so quickly that most of us are struggling to keep up and stay engaged. Too often, we haven't defined how to use technology thoughtfully, ensuring safety. Now is a great time for your faith community to develop a social media policy that fosters safety and healthy relationships, while establishing clear boundaries between clergy, youth leaders, counselors and those with whom they interact online.
- The Spiritual Crisis of Child Victims of Abuse: How to Address Their Needs (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Apr 16, 2015 11:00 AM to Apr 19, 2015 12:00 PM)
- The experience of violence and abuse has physical and psychological ramifications, but it also has a spiritual impact. For children, as for all victims, this spiritual crisis can be shattering. Join Rev. Kathy Reid, Executive Director of Family Abuse Center (Waco, TX), as she discusses the ways to help children understand abuse and the ways their faith can support their healing. The focus of this webinar will be on Christian scripture that speaks to injustice, powerlessness, and forgiveness within the context of true justice and repentance.
- Battered African American Women: An Examination of Gender Entrapment (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Mar 25, 2015 11:00 AM to Mar 25, 2015 12:00 PM)
- Rev. Dr. Sharon Ellis Davis discusses her decades of research on the gender entrapment of battered African American women. The intersection of race, class and gender oppressions have produced a socially constructed process through which African American women have been made vulnerable to emotional and physical violence. A former Chicago police officer, Rev. Ellis Davis brings insights from many arenas to the topic of domestic and sexual violence.
- Ministry Needs in a Culture of Gender Based Violence (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Mar 19, 2015 11:00 AM to Mar 19, 2015 12:00 PM)
- This conversation with ELCA staff members working on gender-based violence addresses the resources available from ELCA to help address gender based violence locally and nationally, as well as the Church's social message, and the ways that faith and theology influence ministering with people suffering from gender-based violence.
- Talking with Teens About Social Media (2015) - RECORDED (Online, from Feb 25, 2015 11:00 AM to Feb 25, 2015 12:00 PM)
- This webinar, created for Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, discusses the benefits and risks of social media in the context of teen dating violence awareness and prevention. We know there are risks associated with social media and internet use for teens, but how can these same tools be used to help teens access the information and help they may need when confronted with violence and abuse. This webinar includes information about the most popular social media sites for teens including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. It also discuss the importance of healthy boundaries for those who work with teens in faith communities. Presenter: Lydia Mulkey
- Opening the Door to Healthy Relationships: Addressing DV in Premarital Counseling (2015) RECORDED (Online, from Feb 24, 2015 11:00 AM to Feb 24, 2015 12:00 PM)
- This webinar discusses the importance of addressing and screening for domestic violence within the context of premarital counseling, and as an essential pastoral function. Rev. Susan Yarrow Morris developed, directed and led Marriage Preparation programs for couples of all sexual orientations while serving on the staff of Covenant House, the ecumenical Campus Ministry at the University of Washington for 16 years. She then served as a pastor in two urban UCC churches for 16 more years, continuing to work with Marriage and Family Life ministries before retiring. She literally wrote the book on this topic. It’s called Opening the Door: A Pastor's Guide to Addressing Domestic Violence in Premarital Counseling.
- Building Better Boundaries: Creating Healthy Faith Communities - RECORDED (2015) (Online, from Jan 28, 2015 06:00 AM to Jan 28, 2015 07:00 AM)
- Healthy boundaries create trust, and sustain all of our relationships. Clergy boundary issues have been at the forefront for many years, but lay leaders have an important role in ensuring a healthy, safe faith community. For example, sexual harassment is a topic that impacts clergy and laity, both as victims and perpetrators. Join Marie Fortune as she discusses the role that lay leaders play in ensuring your congregation is a safe place to worship, learn, and work. Presented by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune.
- Interim Ministers and After-Pastors: What You Need to Know - Recorded (2014) (Online, from Dec 10, 2014 06:00 AM to Dec 10, 2014 07:00 AM)
- Faith leaders who take on the challenge of helping to heal a community following an incident of clergy misconduct may face conflict, confusion, and mistrust. Rev. Fortune discusses the basics of clergy misconduct, the role of the interim minister and after-pastor, and the spiritual and ethical demands of this role, as well as the possibilities for transformation.
- Men's Role in Ending Violence - Fall 2014 - Recorded (Online, from Nov 13, 2014 11:00 AM to Nov 13, 2014 12:00 PM)
- The work of ending domestic violence requires everyone’s participation. Because a large majority of offenders are men and a large majority of victims are women, men have a particular role in ending domestic violence. This webinar will explore the ways in which men can educate others in their families and communities in order to effect change and join the movement to end domestic violence.
- Making Connections and Networking for a Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence- Recorded (Online, from Oct 29, 2014 11:00 AM to Oct 29, 2014 12:00 PM)
- What are the basics of effective outreach? Where does one start when building relationships in your community? All too often faith leaders and advocates describe how difficult it is to engage in the community work of responding to domestic violence. This webinar will discuss and explore overcoming obstacles of engagement, strategies for success and practical expectations to address violence in your community.
- Circles of Healing: Supporting Survivors In Your Community (2014) - Recorded (Online, from Oct 15, 2014 11:00 AM to Oct 15, 2014 12:00 PM)
- For Christians living with domestic violence, faith can be a roadblock to ending the violence: biblical passages can be used by an abuser to justify the abusive behavior; teachings about marriage and divorce can keep someone in an abusive relationship. But one’s faith and faith community can also be a valuable resource of strength and support when facing this trauma.
- Walking Together: Working with Survivors from Diverse Christian Traditions - Recorded (Online, from Oct 09, 2014 12:00 AM to Oct 09, 2014 12:00 AM)
- In the last few months, the media has exploded with stories about domestic violence. The #whyIstayed conversation on twitter educated many people about the reality that survivors experience. For Christians living with domestic violence, faith can be a roadblock to ending the violence: biblical passages can be used by an abuser to justify the abusive behavior; teachings about marriage and divorce can keep someone in an abusive relationship.
- Building Partnerships to End Domestic Violence Within Your Church & Your Community- Recorded (Online, from Sep 25, 2014 11:00 AM to Sep 25, 2014 12:00 PM)
- Local and state domestic violence advocates, law enforcement, crisis counselors, community outreach coordinators and faith communities are all fundamental community resources in building a safety net to address domestic violence. A strong connection between secular and faith communities is crucial to a robust coordinated community response. This webinar will address how to “map” your community resources and give you tools to build partnerships in working together to address domestic violence.
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- Clergy Ethics & Healthy Boundaries
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- Domestic Violence
- Healthy Teen Relationships
- Sexual Violence