Friday, April 12th, 2024- 9am to 12pm -Fellowship Church Knoxville 

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Options are Available for both approved continuing education (CE) or not. For Larger Groups (5+) and/or Scholarship Rated Attendance Rate, see button below

*3 Ethics CE hours for behavioral health professionals are available

About this Seminar

This 3-hour continuing education (CE) workshop, "Faithful Ethics," delves into the complexities and nuances of professional boundaries within the realms of pastoral care, coaching, spiritual direction, and professional psychotherapy, especially in the context of Christian individuals and/families who are looking for spiritually informed care. 

Participants will explore the intersecting, and sometimes overlapping, roles of these different disciplines. With the goal to gain a deeper understanding of how to maintain ethical integrity while providing effective and compassionate care.

The workshop will address the unique challenges and responsibilities inherent in each role, highlighting how an integrated approach to formation can both enrich and complicate these professional dynamics. 

Participants will engage in discussions and case studies that illuminate the ethical considerations specific to these Christian practices, enhancing their ability to discern and navigate the ethical dilemmas they may encounter.

Through interactive sessions, expert-led discussions, and collaborative learning, attendees will be equipped with practical tools and insights to refine their approach to these different practices of care/helping work, looking to maintain adherence to both professional standards and religious grounding.

This seminar will explore these key questions:

  • What are the definitions and delineations of these different practices?
  • What are the challenges in keeping the boundaries between them?
  • What are the best practices in referrals, copentency and scope of work regarding these disciplines? 

For professionals attending this seminar, you will be able to meet the following learning objectives:

  1. Understand the delineation of 4 main practices of Christian care towards individuals in their community.
  2. Understanding best referral practices for these main forms of Christian care. 
  3. Implement best ethical practices for providing different scopes of practice as an individual provider.
  4. Implement best ethical practices for providing different scopes of practices as an organization. 

We invite you to join us as we navigate these forms of Christian care as we long to continue to help transform the mental, emotional, and spiritual lives of our community. Register today! 


*Continuing Education (CE): 

*3.0 clock hours of continuing education (CE) in Ethics is available for Tennessee LPC-MHSPs, LMFTs, LCSWs. 

For Tennessee Psychologists, Type II general CE (non-ethics) are available (see below for more details)

Date & Time

Friday, April 12th, 2024- 9am to 12pm


Fellowship Church Knoxville (8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909)- Student Worship Center


Standard Attendance (includes CE certificate)- $67

Non-CE Attendance- $47

For Larger Groups (5+) and/or Scholarship Rated Attendance Rate- See Form Here

Seminar Instructors

Matt Scheuneman, MA

Matt Scheuneman (MA, LPC-MHSP-AS) is the Programs Director and a Senior Fellow of Negev Institute, heading up content management and implementation of programs. Matt is a licensed mental health counselor and approved clinical supervisor who has worked in both clinical and pastoral settings, having served a number of years as part of the ministry staff of a multi-campus church. Matt maintains his therapy practice with Haven Counseling Center, where he works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families navigating through a variety of issues, such as depression, anxiety, relational conflict, and sexual impulsivity.

Matt is both a skilled counselor and teacher, with a passionate desire to equip the church and its people to confidently and faithfully address the struggles that come with living in the modern world.

Matt graduated from The University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, after which he spent time working for a community mental health agency helping children, adolescents, and families through case management. Later Matt earned his master’s degree in mental health counseling, serving as a clinician in multiple settings while also fulfilling roles within local churches, such as worship pastor and group pastor. Matt and his wife have been active in non-profits that fight against sex-trafficking and advocate for mental health awareness. Matt was also a producer and host for the Open Door Podcast with Fellowship Church in Knoxville, TN

S. David Hall, PsyD

Dr. Stephen "David" Hall Jr. (PsyD, LMFT, LPC-MHSP-AS, CST) works as an applied psychologist, a teacher, and a licensed counselor/psychotherapist, who serves as the Dean of Negev Institute. 

Dr. Hall is licensed in both marriage and family therapy and mental health counseling, and works as the clinic director of Haven Counseling Center (Knoxville, TN) and teaches as one of the primary instructors and the Education Director for the behavioral health professional development collaborative, PsychMaven 

Dr. Hall has taught various courses on ethics for mental health professionals covering dynamics of personal autonomy, bias in the therapy, cultural competency, and critically accessing boundaries in helping professions. 

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Host Location

Fellowship Church Knoxville

8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909 (click for directions) 

Course will be held in Student Worship Center (800), Located at the Southeast Entrance of the Church Campus (see campus map here)

Fellowship Church Knoxville is an autonomous local gathering of the church of Jesus Christ affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America denomination

Continuing Education for Course

*Continuing Education (CE) for this program is being offered through event co-sponsorship with PsychMaven, under PsychMaven's Approved Provider Status to offer continuing education under The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (#50-35008- Exp. 03/31/2025) This course is approved for three (3) clock hours of ethics continuing education (CE). The CE approval of this composite behavioral health licensing board is understood to meet continuing education standards for those licensed in Tennessee as

For further information about continuing education requirements for mental health professionals in other states, see PsychMaven's CE guide here.

However, it remains the responsibility of each student/attendee of this program to verify with their state boards and/or national certifiers whether continuing education clock hours earned through this program meets the continuing education requirements for their licenses and certifications. Neither the Negev Institute nor PsychMaven shall assume responsibility as to the acceptance of continuing education hours.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When is the seminar?

    The seminar will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024. And it will run from 9am to 12pm

  • Where will the seminar be held?

    At Fellowship Church Knoxville in the Student Worship Center (8000 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37909)

  • Who should come to this training.

    This seminar has been designed for those who work in fields of mental health, pastoral care, and/or coaching, but it is open to anyone who would like learning and equipping on this topic

  • Is this a Christian event?

    The Negev Institute is focused on providing resources to Christian communities and we are very motivated from a place of faith for the work that we do. Discussion about Christian formation will be a part of this training. However, anyone is welcomed to join us for this program

Seminar Pricing Options

Options are Available for both approved continuing education (CE) on not. For Larger Groups (5+) and/or Scholarship Rated Attendance Rate, see links at the top of the page