Setting Boundaries to Avoid Ministry Burnout

October 14, 2013 - October 19, 2013


Workshop ID: G13S1036
Dates: October 14, 2013 – October 19, 2013 Price: $325.00

Ghost Ranch has a long tradition of supporting those in ministry with rich respite and continuing education. In 2013, we will dedicate two special weeks to helping support those in all fields of ministry (ordained and lay).

Arrival (Monday afternoon) and Departure (Saturday morning) have been established so that those in ministry can leave/return in time for their weekly Worship responsibilities. Some segments will involve the full group (plenaries – processing – Worship). Participants will also choose one focus class where they will receive approximately 20 hours of instruction/ experience to help them in their field of ministry. Come and receive a week of nourishment to help you so you in turn can help others.

As part of the Clergy Renewal seminar, Jim will address the challenges of maintaining boundaries to ensure healthy space and practices with church and community members. The workshop will also address the challenges of making time for personal and family commitments and spiritual practices while meeting the demands of the church ministry.


JimHepler2Jim has a Masters in Divinity from Eastern Seminary (now Palmer) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. He is retired with 40 years of service in several congregations large, medium-size and rural churches, as youth pastor, associate and head of staff pastor. Jim did mission work in Pakistan and India; led tours to the Middle East and Holy Lands; led Presbyterian Heritage tours through western Europe and British Isles; conducted grief counseling in partnership with local hospitals and family and pastoral counseling in diverse communities. Currently, Jim lives at Ghost Ranch with his wife, Debra Hepler, Director of Ghost Ranch.

Need more info? Call us at (505) 685 – 4333 ext 4152

Three ways to register:

  1. Download printable registration form and mail to: Ghost Ranch Registrar, HC77 Box 11, Abiquiu, NM 87510. OR scan and email your completed form to: [email protected]
  2. Register by telephone at 877-804-4678, extension 4152 or 4155 — available Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. MST.
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