November 4th-7th, 2019 | Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, AB
Anyone in ministry will tell you that life as a leader is a mix of privilege and burden, of enthusiastic joy and weariness of soul. Some days you might find yourself at the heights of meaningful ministry, and on others you wonder why you signed up for this. How might you build in spiritual rhythms for your own life, your family life, and your day-to-day ministry that will promote sustainable life? What areas do you sense are out of sync and need a soul-realignment with God? Where might God be inviting you to cultivate His life in yours?
Pastor and bestselling author Ken Shigematsu will speak about overcoming the obstacles that keep us from flourishing in our spiritual lives.
Drawing on a wide range of sources—including Scripture, church history, psychology, neuroscience, and a rich variety of stories from his own life—Shigematsu will offer a fresh perspective on spiritual practices, such as Sabbath rest and silent meditation. We will explore how these practices can help us pursue a life of joyful contribution, not out of an anxious need to validate ourselves, but from a place of inner rest and gratitude that comes from knowing that we are a beloved son or daughter of God.
Author and Professor of Old Testament at Providence Theological Seminary, Lissa Wray Beal, will be opening up the Psalms in depth each morning during our Bible study. Together we will explore the invitation to spiritual rhythms that offer the gift of refreshment for mind, body and soul.
TIMtalk (Thriving In Ministry)
Wednesday | Session 5 | 10:45am
As we consider ways to build a rhythm of life that will help us flourish in a ministry context, we will be welcoming presenters for a CBWC version of “TED”talks on Dimensions of Wellness. This will be a lively, upbeat resource time of 14 minutes per presenter from professionals who are experts in their field. Together, we will explore the various facets of our human experience and how we might be intentional in our ministry life and personal life towards sustainable health spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, and relationally. Following the TIMtalk, presenters will host a 30 minute (Take30)facilitated discussion time in small groups for pastors and spouses in attendance.
This is a don’t-miss Wednesday morning session!