In stressful times, pastors often describe their lives with circus metaphors. They “juggle a lot of balls in the air” or “walk the tightrope” between expectations and reality. Some can tell tales of sticking their heads into a lion’s mouth and a few have felt as if they were fired out of a cannon. But how much more life-giving it could be if we replaced these dangerous metaphors with one drawn from the creative arts! Join in “The JAZZ of Pastoral Life Cultivating a Vibrant, Creative, Deeply Humane and Syncopated Ministry in Stressful Times” and find new music to inspire and refresh yourself and your congregation.
This pastors’ retreat will be led by Bill Carter, who describes his work as a “jazz pastor.” Join in a series of conversations about developing a pastoral life that is vibrant, creative, humane, and “syncopated,” all in service to the Risen Christ whose desire is that we flourish in his ministry.