Tending the Fire: Training for church leaders in tough times

July 10, 2017

“How can I become the leader my church needs?"

Pastors, if that’s a question you’re asking, then the “Tending the Fire” training may help you find some answers.

“Tending the Fire” is led by the Rev. Barbara Lemmel, an elder in the New England Conference.

“No one has to tell you that this is a hard time to lead the church: congregations are worried; money is tight; leaders are
stretched thin,” Rev. Lemmel said. “The old ways don’t work, and the best new practices aren’t clear. Even in these times of deep change, when you lead by staying true to core principles and flexible in your approach, it makes all the difference.”

The 2017-18 Tending the Fire schedule is set. There will be trainings in three locations: Springfield, MA; Kittery, ME, and Barre, VT. Each training session is three retreats. Click the link to get details on the session in that location.

Clergy who attend “Tending the Fire” become better leaders: less worried, more engaged, renewed in their call and ministry.

Here’s what one participant had to say:

Tending the Fire’s spirit-filled retreats are personally and professionally transformative: coaching for effective leadership and invitation to self-discovery all rolled into one. Don’t miss this!” – the Rev. Alison Patton, pastor of Saugatuck Congregational Church, Westport, CT.

For more information, visit www.tending-the-fire.com or contact Rev. Lemmel at barblemmel@mac.com or (802) 881-3267.