Well-being in ministry

Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

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 It’s a well-worn cliché    that clergy need to take time for “self-care.” But how many of us actually do or, if we do, how restorative is it? This Day Away will be a time of discernment to reaffirm or reassess your call to ministry or simply to take some time off for reflection, renewal, and rejoicing.
We will be using a tool called the Wellness Wheel to assess eight areas of well-being necessary for a holy and abundant life, including: spirituality, rest and play, vocation, organization, care of the body, stress resiliency, relationships and handling emotions.

Through worship, plenary sessions, group work, dyads, and alone time exercises, participants will come away with a sense of affirmation and confirmation that “this is the way, walk in it.” (Isaiah 30: 21)

About the leader(s)

Norman Bendroth

Rev. Dr. Norman Gendroth is a trained Transitional Ministry Specialist and a member of the Interim Ministry Network faculty. Ordained in the United Church of Christ, Dr. Bendroth has served non-profit agencies, settled churches and ten interim pastorates. Norman is a Board Certified Coach and Church Consultant. He is the editor of Transitional Ministry Today: Successful Strategies for Pastor's and Churches. (Rowman and Littlefield,2014). His website Wicked Awesome Church Consulting can be found at church-consultants.org