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Burnout is dangerous not only to congregational leaders. It can be detrimental to the congregations they serve. Join Rev. Greg Pimlott and Betty Dillingham as they share from their experience about signs and symptoms of burnout and how to successfully set up a congregation to handle a sabbatical or renewal leave.
This workshop will be offered twice to offer the most scheduling flexibility for attendees. Attendees do not need to attend both sessions.
Workshop(s) are listed in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
About the instructor
As an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Rev. Greg Pimlott has spent the past nineteen years pastoring five United Methodist churches in such varied places as a tiny farm town where the only business was a Coke machine in someone’s garage, to a community on the outskirts of one of the largest cities in the state of Indiana, to an urban neighborhood in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Prior to seminary, Greg spent a year as a missionary in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a year and a half as a missionary in Appalachian Kentucky.
After fifteen years of pastoral ministry, a brush with pastoral burnout compelled Greg to take a clergy renewal leave. This self-planned renewal leave on a shoestring budget restored his sense of call and changed the course of his ministry. Since there are few resources to support clergy and congregations planning a renewal leave, he wants to help other pastors and the congregations they serve do the same.
Betty Dillingham is a retired Licensed Clinical Social Worker having worked in adoptions, foster care, hospice, skilled nursing facility, and outpatient counseling.The majority of the years were spent working as a hospital social worker.