1922 N. IL Rte. 2
P.O. Box 199
Oregon, IL 61061
Grounded in the biblical image for human community, as disciples of Jesus,
following His witness and command for His church,
guided by the principles of trust, open communication, and genuine relationships,
we will challenge and support our congregations to be thriving faith communities by
providing competent pastoral leadership,
resourcing to energize ministry, and
developing networks and partnerships of Presbyterians.
FOR CHURCH LEADERS
November 10, 2014
10 AM to 7:30 PM
Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center
Registration begins at 9 with continental breakfast
It is a volatile time, with changes and disruptions coming from every direction.
Being a church leader is demanding, multi-faceted work, whether you serve as a teaching or ruling elder.
A specific quality that supports the known and unknown challenges you face is resilience.
Resilience is a set of attitudes and practices that can create reserves of energy. The energy is spiritual, physical, mental and emotional. It is a precious commodity for leaders and congregations!
The best news about resilience is that it is something you can cultivate and deepen both personally and as a community.
The workshop on Nov. 10 will offer you:
· An understanding of what is needed to create resilience reserves
· Specific practical ways to develop your own resilience and hardiness
· Concrete steps to take to help your congregation be more resilient
Using presentations, small group interaction and personal reflection, we will consider ways that you can build skills to be agile and hardy for the spiritual frontiers we face.
Laurie J. Ferguson is a Presbyterian teaching elder, an organizational consultant and a licensed psychologist. She works with leaders and faith communities who are seeking to thrive, not just survive in rapidly changing environments. She is a certified coach at the PCC level, and specializes in leadership development and career transitions. She received her Ph.D. from Adelphi University and her M. Div from Princeton Seminary. Dr. Ferguson is a member of the Hudson River Presbytery and lives in the Hudson River valley. Please visit: http://lauriejferguson.com/