When
Monday, January 23, 2023 at 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Clergy Ethics Training Scheduled for January to March 2023
1/5/2023

Learn More About the Format and Background Checks

The North Georgia Conference will be hosting in-person Clergy Ethics trainings between January 23 and March 25, 2023. In order to be in good standing and eligible to continue to serve under appointment, all clergy and lay supply must attend one of these 2023 scheduled sessions. 
 
CLICK HERE to register for Clergy Ethics Training

Sessions will be held:
  • Monday, January 23 – Newnan First UMC (Session Full)
  • Thursday, January 26 – Dunwoody UMC (Session Full)
  • Tuesday, January 31 – Madison First UMC (Session Full)
  • Thursday, February 23 – Gainesville First UMC (Session Full)
  • Monday, February 27 – Marietta First UMC (Session Full)
  • Sunday, March 12 – Trinity @ the Well UMC (3:00p-8:00p)
  • Wednesday, March 15 – Cannon UMC, Snellville
  • Thursday, March 23 – Peachtree Road UMC, Atlanta
  • Saturday, March 25 – Douglasville First UMC

Format, Schedule, and Background Check Updates:

As you prepare for your upcoming Clergy Ethics training, we wanted to let you know about the format of the training this year. 

First, there will be TWO components of the training: an online learning platform portion and an in-person portion. Research has shown that self-paced online learning increases retention of information and allows everyone to digest it at their own pace. The three-hour online component will need to be completed BEFORE you attend in-person training. It will be released on January 13th – ten days before the first in-person session. If you do not complete the online training portion before your scheduled in-person session, you will need to reschedule for a different in-person training day.
 
Second, our in-person training will be shortened. All weekday events will now be from 10 am – 3 pm. The Sunday session will be from 3 pm – 8 pm. The in-person day will focus on applying the knowledge you have learned in the online training with scenarios and interactive activities. It will still include lunch or dinner. As a reminder, you must be prompt – arriving after the start time will result in your being turned away and asked to attend a different session. At the end of the session, you will receive a certificate with 1 continuing education credit. Please keep in mind that this training is required in order to be appointed.
 
Third, we are excited to have partnered with the South Georgia Conference this year to offer training across the state. We have engaged voices across the conference to offer you some of the best training information possible.
 
On January 13th you will receive an email from Teachable to invite you to access the online learning platform. We will remind you to look for this email once it is available. 
 
Lastly, as a reminder, part of our ethics training this year will include completing a background check. The screening invitation for the background check will come from PeopleFacts to your NGUMC email account. Be on the lookout for this email in the weeks ahead.
 
This quadrennial training in clergy ethics is an important part of our sacred covenant with each other and those whom we serve in the name of Christ. Thank you for your time and attention to this continuing education requirement. 
 
For questions about registration and logistics, please contact Rev. Leigh Martin at leigh.martin@ngumc.net

For questions about background checks, please contact Michelle Levan at mlevan@ngumc.org.



Clergy Ethics Training Schedule for January to March 2023
August 23, 2022

The North Georgia Conference will be hosting Clergy Ethics trainings between January 23, 2023 and March 25, 2023. In order to be in good standing and eligible to continue to serve under appointment, all clergy and lay supply must attend one of these 2023 scheduled sessions.

(Read an FAQ on the 2023 Clergy Ethics Trainings.)

This training fulfills our denominational requirement for all clergy and lay supply to complete an ethics training each quadrennium (2016 Book of Resolutions ¶2044). Attending one of these 2023 trainings will fulfill the required ethics training for the next quadrennium, January 1, 2023-December 31, 2026.

All sessions will be held from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with the exception of the Sunday session on March 12th which will be held from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Attendees MUST be present for the entire training. Please select a session that you can attend from the beginning to the end. The cost of the training is $100 and you will receive 0.6 Continuing Education Units for fully participating during the entire session.

To be in compliance, we are requesting all clergy and lay supply complete a criminal background check. You will receive further instructions regarding your background check prior to your registered ethics session. The registration fee includes the cost of processing a criminal background check.



The schedule is:
  • Monday, January 23 – Newnan First UMC (Session Full)
  • Thursday, January 26 – Dunwoody UMC (Session Full)
  • Tuesday, January 31 – Madison First UMC (Session Full)
  • Thursday, February 23 – Gainesville First UMC (Session Full)
  • Monday, February 27 – Marietta First UMC (Session Full)
  • Sunday, March 12 – Trinity @ the Well UMC (3:00p-8:00p)
  • Wednesday, March 15 – Cannon UMC, Snellville
  • Thursday, March 23 – Peachtree Road UMC, Atlanta
  • Saturday, March 25 – Douglasville First UMC
While a session is scheduled in every district, clergy may register for any session that is most convenient. 

If you have questions please contact the Rev. Leigh Martin at 678-533-1372 or by email at leigh.martin@ngumc.net.