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Uncommon Sense, Ministry and Congregational Health

Friday, November 14, 2014

8:30 PM

Lifelong Learning
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Date: November 14
Registration Fee: $75

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Ministers can rack their brains wondering: “What can help my stuck and dysfunction congregation?” Indeed, ministerial leadership not only promotes vibrant programs and provides pastoral care, but also supports the development of a congregation’s health.  But how?  This continuing education workshop applies systems theory to support the understanding of congregations, and to guide interventions on behalf of congregational health. In the end, when a congregation is healthy, it is like a rising tide in which all boats float, and where its spiritual mission is pursued. 

The workshop will :

Define systems theory,
Describe the healthy church,
Offer a framework for diagnosing a congregation’s illness,
Look at how to lower a congregation’s anxiety,
Look at how to support change in a congregation, and
Address how to handle conflict in a congregation.

Schedule
8:30 Registration and snacks
9:00-9:15 Welcome
9:15-12:15 Session 1
12:15-1:00 Lunch
1:00-4:00 Session 2
4:00 Closing

Snacks and lunch included.

Workshop Leader:
Rev. Dr. Kenneth Reeves is a graduate of the Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA, and has served congregations in Ohio and Delaware. He has also earned a Masters in Pastoral Counseling and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. He is currently a clinical psychologist with a therapy practice, a consulting psychologist with the Center for Career Development and Ministry, and has been an adjunct professor at Andover Newton Theological School.

Participants in the workshop are eligible to receive six Sabbath Hours. To apply for Sabbath Hours complete the Reflection Form that will be available to the workshop.

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