Ministry is constant and challenging.
Re offers space to reflect on the presence of God in our lives and ministry.
Re: Flourishing in Ministry aims to give ministerial leaders an environment and community to address their needs and offer support. Ministerial leaders are often properly reminded of how to sharpen ministerial skills: preaching, mission, administration, etc. But ministerial leaders also desperately need space to deepen their commitments to God, self and community through spiritual and self-care practices.
For active clergy who have been serving 5 years or longer, Re is designed to:
Equip ministerial leaders with tools and offer assessments they can use to reflect on their overall health. From there, ministers will recenter and develop a plan for their next chapter of ministry.
Offer relevant speakers, leaders, coaches and spiritual directors at retreats. After assessments and theological reflection, the program concludes with a celebration and re-commitment to one's place in ministry.
Registration deadline for 2018-19 cohort is July 6, 2018.
Cost for the complete program is $300 including three retreats:
- August 6-8, 2018 (Branson)
- October 29-31, 2018 (Columbia)
- April 1-3, 2019 (St. Louis area)
Matt Bloom's Wellbeing at Work provides a 9-month Flourishing in Ministry process that "examines what motivates pastors and priests to be engaged in ministry - and what disrupts them from experiencing wellbeing in their work."