Leadership and Anxiety in the Church: A Family Systems Perspective

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE-  6947 E. McDonald Dr., Paradise Valley

Leadership and Anxiety in the Church: A Family Systems Perspective

Led by Dr. Richard Blackburn, director, Lombard Mennonite Peace Center—February 1 at the Presbytery office

Using works of art, Scripture and stories from the contemporary church, Dr. Blackburn looks at the challenge presented by the rising levels of anxiety being experienced in churches today, as well as the role that leadership can play in calming such anxiety. Enrollment is limited so register now.  Scholarships are available and lunch will be provided.

Who will benefit:Pastors, Church Council / Vestry / Session members, Pastor-Parish Committees, Personnel Committees and judicatory leaders of all denominations. The workshop would be especially helpful if a team made up of clergy, staff, and lay leadership from a congregation would attend the event together.

Richard Blackburn is Executive Director of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center (LMPC) in Lombard, IL.  Richard leads a variety of workshops yearly on conflict transformation in congregational systems, and serves as a consultant to conflicted churches.  He participated in Dr. Edwin Friedman’s Post Graduate Clergy Seminar in Family Emotional Process and the Georgetown Family Center’s Post Graduate Program in Bowen Family Systems Theory and Its Applications.

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