One of the assignments I particularly enjoy each year is the residential training of facilitators for Ministry Renewal Retreats in Victoria. These retreats are a three year commitment for a group of pastors or leaders to journey together toward personal and leadership renewal. We know anecdotally that for each cycle of three years one person makes the decision to stay in ministry who would otherwise have left.
Over the days of training this year we explored a theology of renewal, discussed spiritual formation in retreats, writing a life rule, transitions, discernment, healing from the woundedness we often experience in life and ministry. Notes and workshops have been updated in our dropbox.