Pathways to Clergy Renewal

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The Middleton Center of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church cordially invites clergy of all faiths

to a series of interactive conversations about things that matter in a pastor’s life, professionally and personally.

 

The Herbert H. Middleton Center for Pastoral Care and Counseling is a specialized ministry. It welcomes people from all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths who desire to enhance the connections between body, mind, and spirit. Through counseling, educational programs, spiritual direction, and support groups, The Middleton Center helps individuals recognize their strengths and develop skills needed to improve the quality and fullness of their lives.

 

Program Series

Pre-Lent Exhale Before the Liturgical Seasons

with Rev. Marcus Pomeroy, spiritual director What makes you come alive? We will explore this question through contemplative practices in this pre-Lenten workshop. Lent is a time of spiritual growth and renewal, a movement from one state of being to another. Our approach will be not so much a theological or biblical analysis

as a contemplative experiencing of what happens when we are present to the question, “What makes you come fully alive?”

Monday, January 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (sign in and coffee begin at 9:30 a.m.)

Cost: $30 (includes lunch)

 

The 2015-16 Program Series

4/11/16: Issues of Sexuality and Gender: A Pastoral Perspective with Beth Toler

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4/18/16: Money Matters with Faith and Money Network

4/25/16: Entrepreneurial Ministry with Andy Greenhow

 

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Issues of Sexuality and Gender: A Pastoral Response

Rev. Beth Toler, LMFT, and Assistant Professor of Pastoral Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Neumann University will offer clergy a paradigm for compassionate and informed care for congregants struggling with issues of gender and sexuality. We will also discuss an inter-faith theological framework for care of LGBTQI persons and their families as well as psychological frameworks for understanding gender and sexual identity. Monday, April 11, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – noon (sign in and coffee begin at 9:30 a.m.)

Cost: $20

 

Money Matters

Mike Little, Director of Faith and Money Network, encourages clergy to look at the intersection of our chosen vocation, faith, and money. Is there a theology of money? How are we responsible to our families? How do we live and interact with those who have more, or less, money that we have?

Tuesday, April 18, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (sign in and coffee begin at 8:30 a.m.)

Cost: $90 (includes lunch)

 

Entrepreneurial Ministry

Rev. Andy Greenhow, Minister of Stewardship, Congregational Participation, and Belonging at Broad Street Ministry will speak about an approach to ministry that energizes and engages the congregation and encourages the participation of the immediate community.

Tuesday, April, 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – noon (sign in and coffee begin at 9:30 a.m.)

Cost: $20

 

 

To register, visit www.middletoncenter.org

or call 610-525-0766