Each of the participants is asked to write a brief description of the
setting where they are serving with an overview of the history including
previous abuses of power or violations of trust. These
are distributed to each participant prior to
the retreat. Case studies
will be read prior to attending. At the retreat,
will be asked to share the difficulties they
are facing at their
church and how this
is effecting their health, attitudes, families
or effectiveness. Below is the material
to be presented to each participant as we begin
MISSION: To restore the integrity of the pastoral office
wherever possible, and to practice self care during this difficult
ministry. To recognize God's presence in the
midst of our lives and in the communities we are serving.
PRIMARY GOAL: To provide a safe environment to allow
after-pastors to share unique situations where they are serving and
their reaction to identified dynamics.
SECONDARY GOAL: To begin to build an after-pastor support
To arrange for an after-pastor retreat in your area please contact:
Minimum of 5 people needed, larger groups will be sub-divided.