RE: Reflect, Recenter, Reclaim
Ministry is constant and challenging.
Re offers space to reflect on the presence of God in our lives and ministry.
Re: Flourishing in Ministry aims to give ministerial leaders an environment and community to address their needs and offer support. Ministerial leaders are often properly reminded of how to sharpen ministerial skills: preaching, mission, administration, etc. But ministerial leaders also desperately need space to deepen their commitments to God, self and community through spiritual and self-care practices.
For active full-time clergy who have been serving 5 years or longer, Re is designed to:
Equip ministerial leaders with tools and offer assessments they can use to reflect on their overall health. From there, ministers will recenter and develop a plan for their next chapter of ministry.
Offer relevant speakers, leaders, coaches and spiritual directors at retreats. After assessments and theological reflection, the program concludes with a celebration and recommitment to one's place in ministry.
The registration deadline for 2019-20 cohort was July 1, 2019.
Cost for the complete program is $500 including three retreats, lodging, materials and meals:
- August 26-28, 2019 (Kansas City)
- October 14-16, 2019 (Columbia)
- April 27-29, 2020 (St. Louis)
A $250 deposit is due by July 1.
Matt Bloom's Wellbeing at Work Flourishing in Ministry process that "examines what motivates pastors and priests to be engaged in ministry - and what disrupts them from experiencing wellbeing in their work."