Ministerial Flourishing: Exploring the Meaning, Means and Practices
Feeling tired and disconnected from what called you to ministry? Are you struggling to improve the quality of your daily life? Or are you seeking a time for personal reflection on what comes next?
This week-long, residential workshop in a retreat setting employs a values assessment tool and a close reading of our life stories to lay a foundation for understanding the connection between our values, our stories, and the ways they support/inhibit our flourishing. We will learn practices of flourishing, including re-storying, practicing love, self-compassion, and honoring the body as steps toward creating a sustaining story of life and ministry that moves us toward flourishing. The workshop begins Sunday evening with dinner and ends mid-afternoon on Friday. Sessions consisting of instruction, small-group work, journaling, and personal reflections will be interspersed with open time for relaxation.
Dr. Barbara McClure (“Bar”) is Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Practice at Brite Divinity School.
Dr. Karen Scheib is Professor of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology at Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
Two opportunities –
Fall – October 13-18, 2019 at The Cliffs Resort on Possum Kingdom Lake, TX
Spring – April 19-24, 2020 at Camp Allen Conference and Retreat Center, Navasota, TX
Who should apply – clergy serving in congregations and other settings of ministry.
Cost – includes single occupancy lodging, meals, workshop, assessment tool, a copy of Attend to Stories: How to Flourish in Ministry, and up to 2 hours consultation with Dr. McClure.
Cost is based on a sliding scale related to the size of the congregation’s or agency’s budget.
|Church budget > 400,000||
|Church budget 200,000 to 400,000||
|Church budget < 200,000||
Application deadlines are:
October Workshop – September 6, 2019
April Workshop – March 13, 2020