“Answering the Call – Losing the Connection”: Clergy Stress, Burnout and Self-Care

Event Date: October 31, 2012 at 8:30 am Event Location: Robinwood Medical Center Auditorium (Suite 142), Hagerstown, MD

A seminar for clergy, church leaders, and parish nurses. 

Wednesday, October 31, 2012  —  8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  (lunch included)

The Department of Spiritual Care Services at Meritus Medical Center invites you to better understand the causes and impact of stress and burnout on clergy, and how to care for yourself and/or your pastor as caregivers for others.  Learn to recognize the needs of clergy and how to support pastors in your congregation.  Come away with some practical tools and strategies for self-care.

The presenter will be the Rev. Dr. Fred Lehr, author of “Clergy Burnout: Recovering from the 70-hour Work Week and Other Self-Defeating Practices.”  Dr. Lehr has extensive experience in parish ministry and in the care of pastors.  He served as director of both the Wholistic Health Care Services and the Church Renewal Center at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital in Allentown, PA.  He is the founder and manager of Renewal Ministries, a ministry of training and consulting for church systems, church leaders, and church professionals.

Please see the Pastoral Care Week 2012 Clergy Invitation for more information and to register.

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