Disciples Clergy Retreat at Camp Christian - Cancelled
New dates for rescheduled retreat will be posted as soon as they are available
NEWS FOR CLERGY
Welcome Clergy! This page will have various information and resources geared towards our Ministers.
Healthy Boundaries 101 Workshop Goes Virtual - 10/31 & 11/7
Due to the Pandemic, in-person workshops have been cancelled. However, your Boundaries Leadership has worked tirelessly to be able to provide you with the training required to continue to be in good standing. The virtual offering consist two sessions (Oct 31st and
Nov 7th) and you must attend both sessions to complete the requirement. If you need this workshop to obtain or maintain standing, please register before Oct 22nd. Seating is limited. Registration is available on the Regional Events Page. Click HERE to go to Regional Events. For more information on Healthy Boundaries, scroll to the bottom of this For Clergy Page.
Stewardship in the Midst of Uncertainty - Clergy ZOOM -
Sept 10th, 7pm
Over the years Rev. Dr. Bruce Barkhauer has come to Georgia annually to talk about vision, planning and resources. This year is no difference in his commitment to share with the Georgia Region. However, the circumstances of our churches may be difference for some and may require creative insight on how to manage and cultivate resources.
Thursday September 10, 2020, Bruce will john us at 7:00 pm to talk about stewardship skills and strategies during a pandemic where creativity and flexibility is needed. Please see the registration link below and place the event on your calendar. We hope that both clergy and lay will attend this event.
Also please see the attached documents. Last fall we sent an annual fund strategy document to every church; the document attached represents a simpler version of some things that you can put in place now. Bruce has also provided a curriculum for adult bible studies.
We hope to see you on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Thank you for your partnership.
Rev. Denise Bell
Rev. Dr. Bruce Barkhauer
New Resources For Clergy
Visit the Information and Resources page for new and updated resources for education, sermons, CEUs, and spirituality.
Georgia Mental Health Initiative presents Clergy Visitation Guide. Click HERE to visit the GAMHI page to access both PDF and PowerPoint versions.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) is a valuable professional development opportunity for clergy and religious leaders serving in congregations or community ministry organizations. If you or those you support would like to deepen skills in interpersonal communication, grief support, crisis care, caring for people from diverse backgrounds or explore chaplaincy as a ministry vocation, CPE is for you!
Emory Spiritual Health offers many levels of CPE at various Emory Healthcare facilities which you can learn more about by visiting our website at www.emoryhealthcare.org/spiritual-health/. Those interested in CPE begin with an intern CPE unit. Currently we are interviewing for intern units which begin in January at our newest CPE site, Emory Decatur Hospital (formerly DeKalb Medical) and also at Emory University Hospital (Decatur) and Emory Saint Joseph’s Hospital (Sandy Spring). You may apply by completing an application found on our website and email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. A flyer with details is attached to this email. If you have questions about CPE or completing an application, please call me at (404) 501 - 5149 or email at EJACK30@emory.edu.
Please share this information in your denominational or faith group communications or pass on to individual clergy who may be interested.
North West District Meeting
Held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 12:00 PM.
North East District Meeting
Held on the last Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM.
Central Districts Meeting
Held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM.
Southern Districts Meeting
Held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 12:00 PM.
2020 Clergy ZOOM Calls
Details and guests will be announced later. All calls at 7:00 pm.
The Disciples Advocate Newsletter
The "2020 A New Thing" Edition of the Disciples Advocate Newsletter distributed by Disciples Home Missions can be accessed HERE.
Center for Lifelong Learning CEU - Starts August 31st
An Open Receptive Place: Henri Nouwen’s Spirituality
(Virtual At-Home Retreat)
August 31- September 20, 2020
A twice-monthly e-letter produced by the General Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The newsletter is specifically published for pastors and chaplains. To subscribe click HERE
Elder & Deacon Workshop Postponed until spring
Waiting for new date for this workshop. If meeting in person is safe, it will be held at FCC Macon. Stay tuned for more information!
Candler School of Theology Offerings
Greetings from Candler School of Theology at Emory University! We wanted to share with you the latest on upcoming events that may be of interest to your readers and constituents. Please see below for our featured events and the attached Word document for a full listing of events for this spring. You can catch the latest goings-on at our website, candler.emory.edu. We hope you can join us!
Click HERE to go the News and Announcements Page for more information and to register!
Discussion with Georgia Clergy - with Warren Lynn
Revised version of the discussion with Ga Clergy can be found HERE
Warren Lynn is the Executive Minister for Christian Vocations at DHM.
The Insurance Board
A non-profit denominational program celebrating 30 years as a corporation this year. We offer a comprehensive insurance program that protects a church’s unique risks such as: pastoral counseling, sexual misconduct, directors’ and officers’ coverage, among other complicated needs of churches and their ministries. Info HERE
Meet your local agent:
Michael Campbell serves more than 300 religious nonprofits here in Georgia and is so excited to partner with the Insurance Board as the Georgia State Representative. He has a background in Education, Counseling, and Sales and is a partner at RH Sims Insurance an insurance agency focused on serving Christian nonprofits. Most importantly, he is a husband to his wife Katie and a father of 3 beautiful children. Michael has a heart to support the church and the nonprofits including foster care that are linked to the church as they collectively reach the community.
Healthy Boundaries Workshops
Required Training for the Prevention of Clergy Misconduct
The policy and procedures document on Clergy Sexual Misconduct passed at the 2011 Regional Assembly requires all clergy in the Christian Church in Georgia to register and complete Healthy Boundaries Training every five years. Inactive Retired Ministers are exempt.
Clergy with standing in Georgia should receive information from the Regional office notifying them of the year they are required to take Boundaries training in order to retain their ministerial standing. If you did not receive this information please contact the regional office at (478) 743-8649 or email email@example.com.
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