All Active Clergy Must Attend Mandatory Ethics Training


The Book of Disciplines requires all active clergy to attend a mandatory conference-organized clergy ethics training each quadrennium. The North Georgia conference is hosting 8 sessions to allow clergy to meet this requirement.

If a clergyperson does not complete the training by the last event, their appointment will not be continued for the 2018-2019 appointment year.

“This will be a comprehensive and engaging training that will help clergy in their day-to-day ministry,” said Dr. Dana Everhart, Director of Ministerial Services and Spiritual Formation. "It is my hope that all clergy will come with a positive spirit as we fulfill this requirement of us in accordance with the Book of Discipline."

It is recommended that clergy attend the session for their district, but all are eligible to register for any of the eight sessions. To receive credit clergy must attend the entire time. Anyone arriving late or leaving early will not receive credit and will have to attend another session. There is a $40 registration fee that must be paid at the time of registration. Lunch will be provided. 

  • January 19 - Friday, 9 am-4 pm, Districts - AGST & ATHN, Host Church: Thomson First 
  • January 20 - Saturday, 9 am-4 pm, Districts - LAGR & GRFN, Host Church: Fayetteville First
  • February 1 - Thursday, 9 am-4 pm, Districts - ACPK & ADOX, Host Church: Atlanta First
  • February 17 - Saturday, 9 am-4 pm, Districts - NWST & ROCA, Host Church: Faith, Cartersville
  • February 18 - Sunday, 3 pm-9 pm, Districts - MAKE UP SESSION, Host Church: Douglasville First
  • February 28 – Wednesday, 9 am-4 pm, Districts - GNSV & AMRY, Host Church: Hamilton Mill
  • March 1 - Thursday, 9 am-4 pm, Districts - AROS & AMAR, Host Church: Kennesaw First
  • April 19 - Thursday, 9 am-4 pm, Districts - MAKE UP SESSION, Host Church: Covington First
The Clergy Ethics Seminars have been approved by the Georgia Association for Marriage and Family Therapy for 5 hours of Ethics Continuing Education for those clergy who are licensed in Georgia as Clinical Social Workers, Professional Counselors, or Marriage and Family Therapists.  At each seminar we will have Ethics CE Certificates for those who request them.

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(Photo: Mike DuBose, UMNS)