Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving

By Mike Cope Director of ministry outreach, Pepperdine University Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop … Continue reading “Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving”

Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving

Like runners, ministers benefit when they learn healthy habits that allow them to pause and experience restoration from concerns and fatigue and be refilled by the spirit of God. Bigstock/Dean Drobot FacebookTwitterEmailPrint Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop additional competencies can fill the gap, writes a minister who … Continue reading “Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving”

Lilly grants support Episcopal entities, priests in various ways

By Richelle Thompson Posted Nov 8, 2018 The Rev. Jane Patterson teaches during a class offered by the Iona Center at Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. [Episcopal News Service] The Episcopal Church has an important partner as it responds to shifts in the religious landscape. In 2018, the Lilly Endowment Inc., a private … Continue reading “Lilly grants support Episcopal entities, priests in various ways”