October 22, 2018

An offering of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC)
Coming to Western North Carolina in 2019!
With today’s rising level of anxiety in society and its resulting impact on families, there is little doubt that such anxiety will impact the church with increasing intensity in the years ahead.  The resulting elevation of pressures within congregations and the increasing demands which that places on clergy make it imperative that leaders step back occasionally from the fray to assess their own capacity for managing themselves in a calmer, more differentiated way.
Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process is designed to enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders within their own ministry setting.  It will provide a safe forum for processing challenging situations in one’s ministry, while also facilitating reflection on a way of thinking about the human condition which has implications for all aspects of life.
The WNC Leadership Development Team is bringing a Lombard Mennonite Peace Center Clergy Clinic to the conference in 2019. 
St. Andrew’s UMC in Charlotte will host the 3 three-day workshops: March 11-13, June 3-5, September 9-11, 2019.  

Faculty includes Rev. Richard Blackburn, Executive Director of LMPC, and Rev. Bill Blank, LMPC Associate Director.
The clinic is appropriate for clergy and professional ministry leaders.
More information about the clinic is available at this link.

Tuition is $1400 for the series if received by January 21, 2019, and $1500 after that date.  The WNC Leadership Development Team is offering WNC clergy and ministry professionals a $1000 scholarship which will reduce tuition to $400 per participant.  Participants are responsible for their own housing, travel, and some meals. 
Registration is limited to 40 participants.  More information about the Lombard Mennonite Center can be found here.

To register for the clinic, complete the brochure found at THIS LINK and return it to Lombard Mennonite Center with the $400 registration fee. 
To access the $1000 scholarship, APPLY HERE.  The funds will be sent directly to LMPC.
For questions about the event, contact LMPC directly.  For questions about the scholarship or location, contact Kim Ingram.
“This training changed the trajectory for my practice of ministry. This workshop is not about a special technique or magic elixir for ministry. Rather, the workshop introduces a particular way of seeing how relationships function in families and congregations. This way of seeing the connections between people impacts how I do most things as a pastor, especially dealing with anxiety in the congregation and in myself. Quite simply, that has helped me to follow Jesus.”
                                                                                                                        —Rev. Dan Hester, pastor, St. Andrew’s UMC, Charlotte

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