Feb. 15, 2023
Christ UMC (Franklin)
God intends for us to live an “abundant life” in which we flourish in God’s love. Recent research on clergy well-being reveals that the stories that shape our personal and pastoral identity play a critical role in our well-being. During this workshop we will: 1) move beyond the concept of self-care toward a theological vision of flourishing, 2) challenge and revise the stories that leave us languishing, 3) explore self-compassion in the process of story revision, and 4) move toward crafting hopeful future stories.
10:00-10:30 a.m. From Self-Care to Flourishing
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The Role of Life Stories in Flourishing
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:00 p.m. Practices of Self Compassion (revisiting Wesley’s General Rules)
2:00-2:10 p.m. Break
2:10-3:00 p.m. Crafting Hopeful Future Stories
*Note: This event will also be livestreamed to:
10:00-11:15 a.m. Lecture (in person and online)
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Worship
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch (complimentary)
Register for February 16 lecture.