Are you feeling the need for more balance, renewal, and resilience in your ministry and your life? Join Larry Peers for this time away to reflect on how you might revise some of your unexamined myths about ministry approaches and practices. Using self-assessments, coaching tools and presentations, Larry will help you develop a plan for recomposing the next chapter of your ministry in order to move toward sustained well-being.
What Will You Learn?
* How to identify unproductive behaviors and leadership narratives
* How to use self-assessment and coaching tools to re-focus your thinking and re-align your behavior toward well-being
* How to balance the demands that create strains in your health, your ministry, and your life
What Will You Take Home from this Learning Retreat?
* An outstanding learning experience led and presented by Larry Peers, premier consultant/coach in the field of clergy leadership
* Fresh perspectives on your work, your life, and the relationship between them
* All materials you will use during the event
* An extensive annotated bibliography
* Opportunities for small group conversations with your peers throughout the three days
* A plan for approaching your own life and ministry that is meaningful, fruitful, and sustainable
Who Should Attend?
* Lay ministry professionals
* Seminary faculty
* Judicatory and denominational staff and officials responsible for clergy care
What Else Should You Know?
* This event will begin with lunch on Tuesday, January 22, and conclude with lunch on Thursday, January 24. Shared meals are an important part of the learning experience. Please try to arrange your travel in such a way as to be able to participate in these opening and closing meals.
* Scholarship assistance is available for clergy and lay leaders from small congregations. Click here for more information.
Who Is the Leader?
Larry Peers is a senior consultant, clergy coach and seminar leader with the Alban Institute, with expertise in whole systems strategic planning, congregational growth and change, clergy coaching, and conflict management. He has also served on the adjunct faculty of Hartford Seminary. An ordained minister for over twenty years, Larry has served local congregations, worked as a director of congregational growth and research for a denomination’s national office, and worked with clergy through the Lilly-funded Sustaining Pastoral Excellence Program. He has doctorates in congregational studies from Hartford Seminary and organizational change from Pepperdine University.