When’s the last time you wished you could push the reset button? We all have dreams of “if I only knew then what I know now . . .” What if you were given the opportunity to reset how you lead in your congregation or how you approach ministry? What reflections would surface and what changes would you make?
Perhaps your changes would reflect the desire for personal growth. You might wish to be more playful, or to practice meditation more regularly, reach scripture with open eyes, or to trust your own instincts more often.
Or maybe your changes would cause you to live and serve differently with the people of your congregation. You might commit to a more life-giving balance between the holy intimacy and the holy distance of your congregational system. Maybe you would exercise more nerve, or delegate more ministry opportunities, or engage more in the public square.
Join Bill Kincaid, interim president of Christian Theological Seminary, for a lunch conversation about how to reflect on these questions and think about how you might “reset” your current approaches. You’ll be encouraged to think about how you can make helpful changes for your own sake and the sake of the community you serve.
Kincaid served in pastoral ministry for 25 years before joining the CTS faculty in 2008. Over the last 10 years, he has reflected often on his pastoral ministry and frequently considered what he would do differently if he were to serve as pastor of a congregation in the future.
This luncheon workshop is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Eastern time) Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Indianapolis. The cost of the workshop is $10, which includes lunch, conversation and workshops materials.
How can you maximize your learning in this workshop and others? Check out this Center for Congregations article, "Getting the Most from an Education Event."