Clergy Well-Being: Online Retreat

Clergy Well-Being: Online Retreat

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Are you feeling the need for more balance, intentional renewal, and resilience in your religious leadership and your life?

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NOW OFFERED ONLINE for $50 for just the online retreat during this pandemic time (a $100 value).

SPECIAL OFFER: Online Retreat plus 1 hour of coaching for $150

Are you feeling the need for more balance, renewal, and resilience in your religious leadership and your life?  Do you want to approach this coming congregation year in some qualitatively different ways? Is this the time for you to develop some perspectives and practices that will sustain you rather than drain you?

 Join Larry Peers and Debora Jackson in this online retreat when we will be:

Reflecting on how you might revise some of your limiting narratives about religious leadership

Learning from short presentations on clergy well-being, flourishing in ministry and how these relate to effectiveness

Using your own well-being self-assessments and learning to make specific course corrections on behalf of your well being

Recognizing why self-care is not enough

Experiencing the perspectives and practices of mindfulness and self-compassion

Learning ways to reduce the negative impact of stress on your life and ministry including the practices of HeartMath®

This retreat will get you started on developing a plan for recomposing the next chapter of your religious leadership so that you can move toward sustained well-being in a time where we need to cultivate resilience.

Facilitated by Lawrence Peers and Debora Jackson. Larry and Debora have co-facilitated programs together before and are looking forward to this opportunity to work with you this time in an online retreat.

Rev. Larry Peers, D.Min., Ed.D. is a .popular national retreat leader, consultant. and leadership coach across many faith traditions. His teaching and coaching have been honed through his background and experiences which draw upon his expertise in organizational dynamics, counseling, spiritual psychology, ministry, not-for-profit management, somatics and leadership coaching. He is an Strozzi Institute Associate and  is affiliated with the Congregational Consulting Group. Larry was an Alban Institute Senior Consultant and was most recently a Director of the Pastoral Excellence Network He is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), an Immunity to Change® , HeartMath®, and  Leadership Circle®  facilitator.. He provides consulting to congregations and their leaders in whole-systems strategic planning, conflict transformation and multiple staff team development. He also teaches adaptive leadership as an adjunct faculty member at Lancaster Theological Seminary and Hartford Seminary.

Rev. Debora Jackson, D.Min. is a seasoned executive, consultant and pastor with deep expertise in leadership development, organizational renewal, and strategic planning, who helps organizations, churches, and individuals realize full potential in life-giving and restorative ways. Formerly the Director of Lifelong Learning at Yale Divinity School and the Executive Director of the Ministers' Council of the American Baptist Churches, USA, she is the Director of Operations for All Girls Allowed, a faith-based non-profit. Debora has also served as an independent consultant, helping non-profit organizations with strategic planning and leadership development program. Debora is the author of the award-winning Spiritual Practices for Effective Leadership: 7 R's of Sanctuary for Pastors and most recently Meant for Good: Fundamentals of Womanist Leadership.

“Larry Peers’ guidance provided significant help to my ministry and my life. Larry’s focused and compassion teachings gave me new, effective spiritual practices.  This work improved my resiliency in daily life.  Through this work I was able to patch my energy leaks and connected me with more sustaining energies.  Through this work I achieved a few bigger “ah-ha” moments and perspective on life’s bigger questions.  Through this work I honestly have more peace and joy.”  -Rev. Kent Matthies

“Debora was able to prepare a safe space and establish a spirit of trust within the group...As pastors, we often are called to create sacred space for other people. But to have a pastor do that for us was really soothing, helpful, refreshing”-Retreat participant

The cost includes the retreat program, pre-retreat assessment packet, materials.

Following the retreat, for those who have enrolled in the special coaching will receive a one hour one-on-one clergy coaching session is available.

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