From July 13th to July 16th, I attended an Advanced Training Program for pastors at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc. The program included presentations, interactive case studies, testing, and consultations on topics such as Care of Souls, Pastoral Ethics, Compassion Fatigue, authority vs. power, despair and depression, congregational relationships, pastoral self care, etc. All of this was done in the context of daily prayer. It was one of the most valuable workshops I have attended in 25 years in the ministry and I belive all pastors should be asked to take it before their 5th anniversary in the Holy Ministry.
From July 13th to July 16th, I attended an Advanced Training Program for pastors at the Redemptorist Retreat Center in Oconomowoc. The program included presentations, interactive case studies, testing, and consultations on topics such as Care of Souls, Pastoral Ethics, Compassion Fatigue, authority vs. power, despair and depression, congregational relationships, pastoral self care, etc. All of this was done in the context of daily prayer. It was one of the most valuable workshops I have attended in 25 years in the ministry and I belive all pastors should be asked to take it before their 5th anniversary in the Holy Ministry.

The next meeting is entitled "The Encore" and for this, 1 to 3 congregational officers or lay leaders are asked to attend as well as the pastor. "The Encore" meeting will take place at the Green Lake Conference Center from November 21st - 23rd. Again in a context of daily worship, participants will discuss parish challenges and evangelistic outreach, take part in work groups and interactive modules, etc.

If asked to attend, I hope you will prayerfully and positively consider this opportunity. Rev. Dr. Hal Senkbeil and Dr. Beverly Yanke bring a rare combination of compassion and competence to bear in the life of the church today.

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