The Clergy Support Ministry shall provide opportunities for continuing education and support to augment the work of the Conference Minister and the Association Committees on Church and Ministry.
“How Do We Begin to Comprehend Those Who Voted Differently Than We Did? Why can’t we worship in person? Why should people be asked/forced to wear a mask?” These challenging questions have lead the Clergy Support Ministry to sponsor a virtual workshop for clergy on Wednesday, December 2 at 10:00 AM. Conflict Consultant and Trainer Nancy Brown, MSW, will utilize a systemic perspective on conflict to offer tools for tackling the above question with conversations within churches and communities. Clergy can be in a pivotal and difficult position related to conflict and Nancy has been working with churches and other organizations for years, helping them to utilize communication strategies that lead to systemic health and transformation. Another similar workshop will be offered after the first of the year if a need is indicated.
Register by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of Conflict Management Workshop.
On October 20, 2020 Rev. Maren C. Tirabssi led a workshop that provided participants with resources to write the Advent vision; make Christmas plain enough so that a Zoomer may read it; and to help congregations understand that their experience with all its discontinuity and anxiety is actually closer to the original feelings of people in first century Palestine than a month with Chrismons, pageants, caroling in assisted living, decking the halls and cantatas.
Download these resources and explore the possibilities for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany this year.