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 2020-21 cohort is Sept. 1, 2020. Cost for the complete program is $650 including four retreats, lodging, materials and meals.
2020-21 Presenters Topic
Susan Beaumont How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going
Nancy Smyth/Arbringer Group Anatomy of Peace
Nikki Lerner Reflections on the call to and journey: finding diversity near you
Reshaunda Thornton Physical well-being and nutrition
Christina McLewin Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQI) self-report intended to evaluate emotional and social functioning.
Molly Moore Understanding the Enneagram and your assessment
2020 - Virtual Events
A $300 deposit is due by Sept. 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."