This Tuesday the Churches of Christ Consultancy Team looked at Phase 2 of Recovery Processes for churches impacted by professional misconduct. Along side some practical skilling in meeting processes and a case study on abuse, we looked at how to facilitate services of healing, hope and comfort in times of distress. Notes have been updated in the team DropBox.
I am just home from another enjoyable few days from Wednesday to Friday catching up with the Presbyterian Church Consultancy team at the Venue in Bellambi. Apart from reviewing current consultancies, we looked at Vision work in local churches, Supervision Processes and the Leadership Practices model as a basis for work with pastors.
Our team DropBox has been updated with the new materials and also some resources mentioned in training.
I enjoyed catching up with the Northern Tasmania Salvation Army officers in Elizabeth Town for our first cluster group this year. We looked at the practice of the Sabbath Principle in Ministry and explored ways to incorporate dimensions of the Sabbath into daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal and life rhythms.
The Sabbath Rhythms Mindmap
A sample Sabbatical Covenant
Link to Marva Dawn’s Keeping the Sabbath Wholly
Many churches are currently rethinking their models of governance and the practices that flow from these. I enjoy opportunities to work with local churches on principles and practices of governance and it was fun to do this today with a church in Brisbane.
We looked at a model I call the Tear-drop and spent some time examining five developmental practices around this. Following this we looked at how to review a senior pastor and also a congregational conflict resolution policy.
Some of these resources are available on my Katartizo weblog.
It was somewhat wet and cold in Sydney today for our Parish Recovery Teams training session at St Andrew’s house. We looked at several areas of small group facilitation in Recovery Consultancy work. It was good to welcome a new director of Professional Standards to our training. This was to have been the final training day for our second team however there may be one final day in May as we prepare for joining both teams now that training is complete.
Notes have been transferred to our dropbox account. Please contact me if you have any access difficulties.