The direction you need.
Where God has placed you.
You're feeling the weight of your responsibilities as a leader in your church - or you're dealing with a spouse or child with emotional concerns, during a time when the normal rhythms of church and family life have been disrupted by the pandemic.
Right now is a good time for a retreat offering much-needed resources, encouragement and support - whether you're wrestling with your own emotional issues or helping to care for church members or staff who are wrestling with theirs.
Online Pastors Retreat Pricing
All sessions are pre-recorded and will all be made available beginning October 5. This retreat, including all of its sessions, will not expire, which means you can set your own pace and schedule!
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE ONLINE PASTORS RETREAT?
We have gathered together a gifted and experienced team of pastors, ministry professionals and laypeople to help encourage you through the normal duress of ministry, recognize when you or the people around you are dealing with something more and ideas for finding help when the problem is something more.
Each of our speakers was invited because they bring a unique perspective on self-care for pastors and church staff members, professional experience in caring for pastors and their family members or resources for providing care and support to persons in your church or surrounding community with mental health concerns.
Connection with Others
Retreats are meant to be a time to connect with others and we want to provide that as well! We offer chat boards on each of these sessions and interactive opportunities with some of our speakers. In addition, we are supporting church staff teams who want to do this together. Or feel free to remain anonymous if you wish.
Don’t have any time? No problem! All sessions are pre-recorded so you can set your own schedule and pace. With your registration you get unlimited access all the time. We know these are unusual times, and we wanted you to have access to the material anytime you need it. You can re-watch for as long as you’d like!
WHAT WILL BE DISCUSSED IN THE ONLINE PASTORS RETREAT:
Day 1 - Self Care
Why should we care about mental health; recognizing when you need help; maintaining emotional health in ministry, how to do self-care with a pastor’s schedule, etc.
Day 2 - Church Care
Some basics on mental health for pastors and church leaders; why church staff need Mental Health First Aid training; supporting families impacted by mental illness, etc.
Day 3 - Becoming a Mental Health-Friendly Church
Five attributes of a mental health-friendly church; a model for a mental health inclusion strategy at church; 3 models of Christian-based mental health support groups; mental health ministry success stories; some emerging models of mental health ministry in churches, etc.
Meet the Speakers
Click their pictures to find out more.
Bay Presbyterian Church