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Caring for the Minister

Sometimes, ministers need to remember that we need to care for ourselves as we care for others. Here are some resources to help you as you help others.

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Finding and Receiving Rest

Becky Eldredge

  Do you feel pulled in a million directions, and like you are running on empty, with no time for rest? Are you exhausted from caring for others during this time of steady change? The words in Matthew’s Gospel, “Come to me all who are weary and I will give you rest” can seem like a distant dream, but the promise of God to give us rest is real.  As a wife, mother, and minister, Becky Eldredge understands the challenges of juggling many roles in our rapid paced life. She's discovered ways to incorporate rituals of rest in daily life. Drawing on her training and experience as an Ignatian spiritual director, she will show you how to find and receive rest by guiding you through a process that will help you name the sources of your tiredness and create rituals of rest that work for you.  Leave with a plan of action you can implement immediately to rest, to prevent burnout, and to continue to give generously to others.  

"We are His workmanship" Ephesians 2:10- A Stewardship of Wellness

​LaSheka Beaman (L.B.) Morris

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." To honor God and our purpose, we must honor our temples. Striving for wellness allows us to be equipped to do the work the Lord has requested of us.


Relational Authority:
Becoming a Trusted Source for Young Adults

Mike Hayes

Why should young adults trust you? Why should they trust the church today given our scandals? Let's face it; there are a myriad of other sources out there that young adults might find trustworthy. So how can you rise above the rest and become someone that young adults will not only trust but promote to others as a "trusted source." This is called relational authority and this workshop will define and demonstrate how you might develop it in your ministry with young adults and how to supplement this with technology to help you reach more young adults more effectively.

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To Bless the Mess!

Julianne Stanz

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a difficult year! Caring for our families while ministering to God’s people, is a delicate balance. As ministers, taking care of our spiritual health often takes a backseat to caring for those we love. Join How do we continue to call upon God to “bless the mess” of what is happening in our lives and our ministries? Join Julianne for this “mini-retreat” combining prayer with practical insights to refresh and renew yourself and your ministry during this time.

The Ministry of Mental Wellness

Terra Starr Young

A brief look at how ministry leaders can attend to their own mental health needs and promote mental wellness. Self-care, boundary setting, and other common practices that aid in mental wellness will be discussed.

Ministry Life: How to Minister as a Peer or Friend

Lauren DeSmit

Many people who are leaders in ministry with young adults are young adults themselves. Here are some tips for being a ministry leader among friends.

Want to dive deeper into ministry with young adults? 

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