Category: Health & Wellness

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 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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