Ministry from the Inside Out

Credence and Co.

“The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener.” (William O’Brien) Is this true? If it is, it could be read to say, “The success of a church depends on the interior condition of its leadership.” How are we as leaders (whether paid or lay) – attending to our interior journeys …
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START: Suicide Intervention Training

TEC/ECUSA--Episcopal Church of the USA

Since the last General Convention the Department of Faith Formation staff of The Episcopal Church have been convening a working group to address the Suicide Prevention initiative named and funded in resolution GC#2018-C014. We are now on the second wave of recruiting training participants as we enter a new year in the midst of pandemic. …
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Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders

Credence and Co.

Instructor: Marg Van Herk-Paradis Conflict within churches can involve complex dynamics and highly-charged emotions, leaving those involved with deep hurt and pain. Often people from all “sides” of the conflict look to their pastors and lay leaders for assistance in helping to resolve these tensions. Being an “insider third party” – that is knowing the …
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Understanding, Exploring, & Managing Bias and Burnout: Via Webcast | A SELF-GUIDED COURSE

Luther Seminary

You like to be productive, so you’ve learned to stay busy. It’s nice to feel needed, so you never say “no.” Your job is to care for everyone, so you neglect your own well-being. Until you can’t. Burnout makes it hard to manage much of anything well, and that includes our built-in biases and default …
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Spiritual Direction Training Program

Metagem Institute

What: A two-year certification program for the formation of spiritual directors in the Christian tradition and for our time. Who: Those who have discerned a sense of call to offer spiritual direction or spiritual companionship are invited to apply. This program is open to laity and clergy. When: 2021-2023 Cohort starts coursework in March 2021 …
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Mentored Ministry 1

Acadia Divinity College

This course guides students in the formation of pastoral identity and in the development of ministry skills.  This will be accomplished in class through the integration of theory and theology under the direction of the professor, and within a healthy local church under the mentorship of a pastor. Minimum of 240 in-ministry hours required. May …
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Mentored Ministry 2

Acadia Divinity College

PAST 4023 This course guides students in the formation of pastoral identity and in the development of ministry skills.  This will be accomplished in class through the integration of theory and theology under the direction of the professor, and within a healthy local church or other approved ministry setting, under the mentorship of a pastor …
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Conflict Coaching Skills–ONLINE

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Marg Van Herk-Paradis There is no greater satisfaction than to see another person flourish and to know that one’s presence has helped a person come to this place. While conflict can cause people to struggle, a conflict coach partners with those in a conflict, empowering them to be at their best, to engage their …
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Heart Longings: An Invitation to the Contemplative Path

Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation Inc.

Live from a place of calm and love in these turbulent times November 2022 – June 2023 on Zoom Does your heart long for a deeper connection to God within a community of like-hearted souls? Heart Longings: An Invitation to the Contemplative Path is an eight-month program that invites you to ground in a place …
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Soul of Leadership on Zoom

Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation Inc.

Are you seeking inspiration and encouragement for a new type of leadership? The Soul of Leadership recognizes that leaders today face particularly difficult challenges. The commitment to inspire others while also increasing productivity and balancing the needs of the organization can leave leaders feeling depleted. Long hours and countless demands often result in a deep …
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