PURPOSE: To develop clergy who are growing in their theological understanding, in their leadership, and in their physical and spiritual well-being.
Clergy Development and Spiritual Formation Opportunities
As clergy, it’s good for us to take time to continue to develop spiritually. Equally as important, we need to feed our minds. In an ongoing effort to care for our whole being, the following resources are available to you.
One upcoming event that might prove fruitful is the Courage to Serve. Do you wish you had more time to pause, reflect, and reconnect with your calling? Do you long for a community where you can explore spiritual practices and share your successes and failures without being judged? This fall a new class of Sustaining the Courage to Serve will begin. This program is based out of the writings of Parker Palmer and many clergy in our conference have found it to be beneficial. More information can be found here: http://www.couragerenewal.org/events/courage-to-serve-tx/
Here are a few online resources to check out if you haven’t already:
(Re)Connect with the Upper Room - http://www.upperroom.org/
The Upper Room Devotional – The Upper Room daily devotional guide contains meditations that show real people struggling to live faithfully in real-life situations, with the Bible as the touchstone for and measure of faithful living
Weavings – A thematic quarterly journal, its mission is to promote informed, committed spiritual growth by exploring how God’s life and human lives are being woven together in the world. Weavings seeks to thread together some of the unraveled ends of Christian life.
Alive Now – Alive Now magazine seeks to nourish people who are hungry for a sacred way of living.
Academy of Spiritual Formation - http://academy.upperroom.org/
Academy Launches Free Podcast – LISTEN and SHARE From the Well, a new podcast from The Academy for Spiritual Formation®, which draws from the rich spiritual content gathered and shared at various Two-Year and Five-Day Academies throughout the years.
General Board Webinars – Check out all the current selection at Webinars.
The Text This Week - http://www.textweek.com
Lectionary, scripture study, worship and resources
Day 1 - http://day1.org Wallace is the voice of the mainline churches. Through
Sermons, blogs, videos, and audio resources.
Feasting on the Word
Feasting on the Word products are the go-to resource for not only preachers, but also educators, worship planners, and individuals.