Category: Health & Wellness

Boundaries Workshop

Social Media – The New (but probably not Final) Frontier Northern Illinois Synod Boundaries Workshop Bishop Jeffrey Clements and the Bishop’s Task Force on Boundaries invite all Rostered Leaders and Professional Church Workers to this year’s Boundary Workshop on Thursday, November 17, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Hawkins Hospitality Center at Lutheran …

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Sacrificing the Body

Portico’s CEO Rev. Jeff Thiemann was quoted in a recent Christianity Today article on clergy health. The article, Sacrificing the Body, takes an honest look at how too many pastors neglect their physical health and gives some eye-opening statistics for health among rostered leaders from different denominations, including the ELCA. “Congregations can encourage pastors’ health by recalibrating expectations and …

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Boundaries Workshop – November 18

The next NIS Boundaries workshop will be Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at LOMC. Event is limited to the first 35 participants. Registration deadline is November 2 or until full. Scholarships are available. Questions? Contact the Rev. Sarah Wilson, Chair of the Health & Wellness subcommittee, at 815-648-2671 or pastor@stjlutheran.com. Overnight lodging for Tuesday and/or Wednesday nights …

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Wellness Wheel Ideas

from the 2007 Professional Leaders Conference participants Things the Synod can do to help with Wellness Meet ½ hr before conference meetings to walk Encouraging/supporting spiritual direction and/or have a “pastor” for each pastor Share the lists Info on ELCA/Mayo site about weight training that can be done without equipment that costs big bucks Have …

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