What I Thought I Knew, What I'm Now Learning
Feb
16
10:45am10:45am

What I Thought I Knew, What I'm Now Learning

WK 1  |  Heidi Husted Armstrong  |  Wright Hall 

Day-to-day ministry over the long haul provides lots of opportunities for misunderstandings, mistakes, disappointments and outright failures…as well as learning, growth and wisdom. Heidi will share some gems from her nearly 35 years in the pastorate – come along for the ride – and add your own hard-earned insights to the list.

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Ministry Learning Opportunities
Feb
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

Ministry Learning Opportunities

WK 2  |  Heidi & Eliana  |  Creevey Commons

Each Week 2 participant will present a Ministry Learning Opportunity in a small group setting, providing an opportunity for all of us to learn from the ministry experience of others. Typically, as pastors encounter the struggles of others in ministry we are used to having answers, or giving answers; in this setting we will practice listening and asking good questions and growing and learning together.

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Ministry Learning Opportunities
Feb
15
10:45am10:45am

Ministry Learning Opportunities

WK 2  |  Heidi & Eyde  |  Creevey Commons

Each Week 2 participant will present a Ministry Learning Opportunity in a small group setting, providing an opportunity for all of us to learn from the ministry experience of others. Typically, as pastors encounter the struggles of others in ministry we are used to having answers, or giving answers; in this setting we will practice listening and asking good questions and growing and learning together.

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Emotional Intelligence
Feb
15
9:00am 9:00am

Emotional Intelligence

WK 1  |  Heidi Husted Armstrong  |  Wright Hall

A relative newcomer influencing the field of leadership, Emotional Intelligence (and the brain science behind it) is considered to be more determinative of human success than IQ.  The “World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report” claims Emotional Intelligence will be one of the top 10 job skills by 2020. So what is EI, why the premium on it, and how can pastors – and congregations – improve?

HANDOUT: BRAIN DIAGRAM

HANDOUT: CORE EMOTIONS, JULIA WEST

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Ministry Learning Opportunities
Feb
14
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ministry Learning Opportunities

WK 2  |  Heidi & Eliana  |  Creevy Commons

Each Week 2 participant will present a Ministry Learning Opportunity in a small group setting, providing an opportunity for all of us to learn from the ministry experience of others. Typically, as pastors encounter the struggles of others in ministry we are used to having answers, or giving answers; in this setting we will practice listening and asking good questions and growing and learning together.

Handout: Shared Learning Experience (How to do an MLO)

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Insight. Action. Progress
Feb
14
1:00pm 1:00pm

Insight. Action. Progress

WK 1 & 2  |  Scott Lumsden  |  Wright Hall

We've all tried the Mission, Vision, Values retreats with limited success. Is there another model for promoting congregational change and leadership growth? Is there a model for making an intentional change in the life of a congregation? We think so. And it all starts with being courageous enough to allow new ideas to come to the fore in order to follow them wherever they lead.

Handout: Insight. Action. Progress

Handout: The Elements of Change

Watch: Creative Confidence by David Kelley

Also: Thinking in New Boxes by Alan Iny  and Reigniting Creativity by Alan Iny

 

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My Story: Surprised by Change
Feb
14
10:45am10:45am

My Story: Surprised by Change

WK 1  |  Heidi Husted Armstrong  |  Wright Hall

Surprised by change?  Holy cow – sometimes we never see it coming – and wonder if we’ll even survive!  And in some ways it’s only getting more challenging (“Today is the slowest pace of change we will ever see”).  Heidi’s story will help prime the pump as we begin to explore our own lived experiences of transitional ministry, and the possibilities for fruitful ministry there.  

HANDOUT: JAN EDMISTON, CONGREGATIONS IN TRANSITION

HANDOUT: I CAN NEVER BE THE PASTOR THEY NEED ME TO BE UNLESS

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