Back to St James Old Cathedral in West Melbourne. This time with the facilitators of Ministry Renewal Retreats Victoria.
We began the day with a reflection on the Road to Emmaus led by one of the participants. A main session for the morning considered spiritual formation practices for pastors and leaders. We then explored the echoes of spiritual direction, mentoring, coaching, counselling / therapy, and supervision in retreat processes. We assessed ourselves against the Renewal Retreat Facilitation Competencies and reflected on co-facilitation as we concluded the day.
The new resources have been uploaded to our shared Dropbox.
Great to be back with the facilitators of Ministry Renewal Retreats Victoria for their final training day of 2022. Tim and I enjoyed the day’s training again at St James Old Cathedral, particularly the great lunch spots nearby!
We began the day with a Biblical reflection on joy. We then explored recent work on anxiety and stress in ministry, reflecting on strategies facilitators could use in retreats to support pastors and leaders. To finish the day we assessed ourselves against the Renewal Retreat Facilitation Competencies.
An encouraging time with the facilitators of Spiritual Renewal Retreats hearing of the impact of retreats on clergy in Queensland. We worked through a range of facilitation skills, workshops and updated training processes. Notes are shared to our dropbox.
It was great to be back with the facilitators of the FOM Retreat groups in the Anglican Diocese of Sydney. In the workshop today we covered facilitation skills, emotional and social intelligence, church systems, and self care practices. Notes are in our shared dropbox.