Current Challenges in Congregational Care
A series of pastoral care workshops
Current Challenges in Congregational Care is a series of daylong continuing education events focused on pastoral care issues. The series is planned specifically for pastors and explores issues from the perspective of congregational dynamics. Presenters offer a holistic depiction of each issue, paying special attention to psychological understandings, theological reflection, pastoral response, and available resources. Condensed versions of on campus workshops are also occasionally offered as webinars.
Current Challenges in Congregational Care is sponsored by the AMBS Church Leadership Center, Central District Conference and Indiana-Michigan Mennonite Conference. Two events in the series are normally offered every academic year.
TURNING DISGUST, DEMORALIZATION AND DEPRESSION INTO EMPOWERMENT FOR MINISTRY
Presenter: Gregory A. Hinkle, Ph.D., executive director, Samaritan Center, Elkhart.
Monday, January 23, 2012
The same altruistic and selfless ideals that propel a person into ministry can also make that person vulnerable to three Ds of burnout (disgust, demoralization and depression). Clergy tend to have both unrealistically high self-expectations and a great reluctance to turn to others for help. Explore ways to transform depletion and isolation into renewed sources of energy, purpose, meaning and connection.
Fees: $75 before Jan. 5, $65 each for three or more from one congregation before Jan. 5.