I am looking for some resources and opportunities to do some education in the areas of spiritual health and intellectual growth. What are pastors doing these days?
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.
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.
Looking for a way to encourage and equip congregational leaders who are engaged in faith formation ministry? Check out this event.
Four things that are essential to an effective mentoring relationship: knowledge, character, identity and perseverance.
Leaving congregational ministry after twenty three years led to two "Aha!" moments and an important reminder.
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.
For 3 to 5 years, students will pursue reading and course work, deep and significant conversation with a plurality of peers, intense personal reflection, and original scholarship.