September 15, 2016, 9am-3pm
Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh, NC
The Academy for Leadership Excellence presents Seasons of Ministry, a Day of Learning facilitated by Bishop Will Willimon.
This will be a day of reflection for clergy (and open to laity) about the peculiar demands and joys of lives spent in service to the church. What are some of the predictable crises of church leadership? How can we better equip ourselves for ministry over the long haul?
Takeaways from this day of reflection:
*Identification of the predictable challenges and crises of ministry.
*Citation of best practices for sustaining ministry over time.
*The self-understanding required to keep up with Jesus and the energy to take part in his mission.
*Notation of the joys of serving Jesus rather than ourselves, our families, or even our churches.
*Encouragement in church leadership!
Will Willimon is a widely published author on ministry. His book, Pastor: Theology and Practice of Ministry, was revised and republished this year by Abingdon. It is used in dozens of seminaries around the country. He is also the author of Calling and Character: Clergy Ethics, and Clergy and Laity Burnout, also published by Abingdon. He is a retired bishop (having served 800 churches and 600 clergy in the North Alabama Conference) and is now Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at Duke Divinity School. In 2013-2014, he was pastor of Duke Memorial UMC in Durham, NC.
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