Join us for a 1-hour roundtable exploring how the experience of dementia can be faith-formative, and for discussion on ministering to the person, the family, and the congregation.
Leaving congregational ministry after twenty three years led to two "Aha!" moments and an important reminder.
Four things that are essential to an effective mentoring relationship: knowledge, character, identity and perseverance.
What I want to underline, however, is the need for everyone to advocate and act for the well-being of the pastor. Failure to take this seriously can result in spiritually unhealthy pastors AND spiritually unhealthy congregations.
Even the best seminary degree represents little more than a priming of the pump for a lifetime of abiding learning. The wise church knows this and provides pastors with rich and ongoing opportunities to be led by the Spirit.