Clergy Coach Training: Preparation for ICF Certification

The General Board of Higher Education, Division of Ordained Ministry (GBHEM) has partnered with Coaching4Clergy, operated by Rev. Dr. J. Val Hastings, MCC, in offering a leadership program centered on the development of coaching skills for effective congregational and clergy leadership. Continue reading Clergy Coach Training: Preparation for ICF Certification

Why Exercising Now Matters For Your Future

WHY EXERCISING NOW MATTERS FOR YOUR FUTURE 3 Powerful Reasons to Drop the Excuses and Hit the Treadmill Today I sometimes talk with people who say they don’t have enough time to exercise. The older I get the more that Continue reading Why Exercising Now Matters For Your Future

Outside the Walls- A Reflection by David Hockett

By David Hockett At a recent pastoral leadership event, Rev. Gene Appel, Pastor of Eastside Christian Church in Anaheim, California, suggested that of the approximately 132 interactions Jesus had with people that are recorded in the New Testament, 6 occurred Continue reading Outside the Walls- A Reflection by David Hockett

Well of Mercy

“Cead Mile Failte!”, or as the Irish say, “A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!” Well of Mercy offers spiritual companionship, emotional support, respectful hospitality and quiet sanctuary for adults in need of a temporary respite from daily demands, expectations and stresses or Continue reading Well of Mercy

The Snail’s Pace Retreat Center

The Snail’s Pace ministry is Christian—and ecumenical.  It is not a conference center, but rather a place for spiritual rest and renewal.  The Snail’s Pace Mission is: To provide a loving, beautiful retreat in which to receive people who need Continue reading The Snail’s Pace Retreat Center

Seven Problems with an Activity-Driven Church

Many churches are busy, probably too busy. Church calendars fill quickly with a myriad of programs and activities. While no individual activity may be problematic, the presence of so many options can be. An activity-driven church is a congregation whose Continue reading Seven Problems with an Activity-Driven Church

Seth Godin’s Blog

SETH GODIN has written fourteen books that have been translated into more than thirty languages. Every one has been a bestseller. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership and most of all, changing everything. Continue reading Seth Godin’s Blog

Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller

In today’s world, with its relentless emphasis on success and productivity, we have lost the necessary rhythm of life, the balance between work and rest. Constantly striving, we feel exhausted and deprived in the midst of great abundance. We long Continue reading Sabbath: Finding Rest, Renewal, and Delight in Our Busy Lives by Wayne Muller