Offered by the Synod -- a Zoom Workshop for Lay Leaders: Personal Wellness and Faithful Service
March 11, 2021, 7 - 9 PM
Since March 2020, the world community and we as individuals, families and communities have been struggling to cope with an unprecedented pandemic. Our media, economic and educational systems were ill-prepared for the radical changes that were required and that have touched nearly every area of our lives. Our church communities, likewise, have had to adjust substantially, and many parishioners report increased levels of strain (e.g., stress/anxiety, fatigue, grief, and isolation/loneliness) and also at times limitations in their personal and spiritual resources that contribute to personal wellness which is essential for ongoing service to our churches. This 2-hour workshop and dialogue session will explore psychologically and spiritually relevant themes for lay leaders. Our intention is to provide helpful information and to offer suggestions for ongoing self-care in the midst of the pandemic. The didactic portion of the workshop will be complimented with large/small group dialogue, in which we hope to open up a space for authentic sharing and engagement. Our ultimate hope is to move beyond mere coping with the challenges of the pandemic, to explore this time as an opportunity for personal and spiritual transformation and existential fulfillment.
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