Attend a Developing Healthy Congregations Conference titled “Anxious Times call for Non-Anxious Leaders” over the weekend of January 10-11.
Anxiety affects everyone and can travel from one person to the next. This seminar introduces you to a way of thinking about and addressing that anxiety. You will come to appreciate that by maintaining yourself as a healthy leader–by providing a non-anxious person in the midst of an anxious system–your personal family, your professional family, and yes, even your church family will benefit greatly.
The seminar is based on the works of Edwin Friedman, “Generation to Generation,” and the Bowen Family Systems Theory and will be facilitated by Rev. Bill Selby, Director of the Center for Pastoral Effectiveness. Bill utilizes his understandings of family systems as well as his background in engineering, education, and ministry in his presentations. This experience will stimulate and integrate Systems Theory into your everyday conversations and leadership and, perhaps, get less sucked in by the natural reactivity that happens with families, businesses, and even your church. This is especially important during these anxious times.
This seminar is open to all members and leadership of First-Faith and Trinity UMCs and will be held at Trinity on January 10-11 from 5:30-9:00 p.m. on Friday and from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Saturday. A free-will offering is suggested to help cover expenses and lunch for this event, with an estimated cost of $25 per person.