Have you ever wondered how other pastors are facing the challenges that you are facing? What are other pastors finding particularly helpful? What good questions can you be asking in these unique times?
The BUV Pastoral Leadership, Support and Development (PLS&D) team of Regional and Generation Pastors are at the forefront of our interaction with our BUV family of Pastors, and have been fielding a range of questions around the dynamics of how to minister through this pandemic season.
PLS&D get together weekly to discuss and offer ideas on how to deal with situations that are raised, and have invited our BUV pastors to sit in on these discussions, offer their own perspectives and help to share the load. The emphasis of these discussions is on how we can support Pastors and the work that they do for their congregation and community.
Discussion topics already covered have been “How to connect with the on-line congregation,” and “Pastoral Exhaustion”, with upcoming topics “Self-Care for Pastors” and “Leading Through a Pandemic”.
Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on looking forward, including how we navigate in our lead up to Christmas and beyond into 2021.
|17 November||Where did they go? What to do about those who may decide not to return to face-to-face meetings or return to church at all.|
|24 November||Leading with Courage – creating a culture where people take steps that may not succeed but feel supported enough to try anyway|
|1 December||Fuelling the Weary Soul – after journeying through this year many pastors are tired, some are exhausted and needing time for rest. But more than that they are needing to be refuelled and ready to continue the pastoral leadership role.|
|8 December||Leading in a new Paradigm – pastoral ministry has changed and the way of leading has changed as we move forward in this new paradigm. How can pastoral leaders continue to adapt to the changes and lead effectively to produce flourishing congregations?|
All BUV pastors are most welcome to join us for Tuesday Chats @2 for 45 minutes, to listen in, be a witness, contribute and offer solutions to other’s queries.
Details: Tuesday Chats @2
2.00pm every Tuesday on Zoom
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Meeting ID: 913 4460 7270