“I find that clergy who have a solid understanding of these systems concepts are doing better in these times of upheaval that those who do not.” — Marcia McFee, Worship Design Studio
COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down, and it’s clear that the upheaval will be longer lasting than any of us anticipated. In the midst of so much change and uncertainty, leaders face intense pressure for answers and plans and solutions, which are then sabotaged from all sides. How can you move forward with hope and resilience?
Tending the Fire addresses the urgency and confusion of exactly this sort of societal and institutional stress. It teaches you how to use the energy of challenging situations to move forward in healthy, strategic directions. You’ll learn how anxiety affects the places where you lead and serve — and how anxiety affects you — and you’ll learn practical, effective tools to decrease those anxious effects.
Most importantly, Tending the Fire builds your resilience. TF doesn’t make everything all better; TF helps you be better, so that you can meet the challenges of these days with strength, clarity, grace and wisdom.
Tending the Fire’s usual in-person retreats are being offered online in a series of three redesigned multi-day sessions, offering a combination of group learning and individual instruction that nurtures both leadership development and personal transformation. Small class sizes allow more personal attention and interpersonal interaction as participants develop leadership skills and systemic engagement in their own settings.
The Opening Session is Jan. 25-27. Register online using the button above or fill out and return this registration flyer.
Registration deadline is Jan. 11, 2022.
Deepening Session March 22-24, 2022
Sending Session May 3-5, 2022