Staying in Bounds: Straight Talk on Boundaries for Effective Ministry

by Eileen Schmitz. Chalice Press, 2010.


This resource offers tools and practical applications for ministry to embrace healthy boundaries, clarifying "where I end and you begin" to help protect clergy and lay leaders.


theological and psychological aspects of boundary-keeping, real-life stories, boundary assessment tools, reflection tools, practical applications

Recommended Audience

Christian clergy and lay leader


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Gain self-awareness when it comes to creating healthy boundaries by using the assessment tool and answering reflection questions.
  • Prevent role confusion and misconduct by enhancing self awareness and implementing healthy boundaries.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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