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Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process (Charlotte, NC)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
Charlotte, NC
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Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process (Charlotte, NC)
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center: again is offering a special Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process held during the spring, summer, and fall of 2019.

Since the publication of Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue, by Dr. Edwin Friedman, pastors and other clergy have recognized the importance of understanding Bowen family systems theory as it relates to congregational systems.

Dr. Murray Bowen understood families as emotional systems impacted by two key factors: the level of anxiety within the system and the level of differentiation of family members. As a student of Bowen, Dr. Edwin Friedman saw the relevance of Bowen's ideas for religious congregations and their leaders.

With today's rising level of anxiety in society and its resulting impact on families, there is little doubt that such anxiety will impact the church with increasing intensity in the years ahead. The resulting elevation of pressures within congregations and the increasing demands which that places on clergy make it imperative that leaders step back occasionally from the fray to assess their own capacity for managing themselves in a calmer, more differentiated way.

The Clergy Clinic in Family Emotional Process is designed to enhance the ability of participants to function as self-differentiated leaders within their own ministry setting. It will provide a safe forum for processing challenging situations in one's ministry, while also facilitating reflection on a way of thinking about the human condition which has implications for all aspects of life.

The Clergy Clinic meets three times each year for three successive days each time for a total of nine days.
Clergy Clinic in Charlotte, NC meets:                        
March 11-13, 2019          
June 3-5, 2019        
September 9-11, 2019              

Monday:  03/11, 06/03, 09/09
1:00 p.m. Faculty Input
5:30 p.m. Supper (provided on site)
6:30 p.m. Faculty Input
8:00 p.m. Adjournment

Tuesdays:  03/12, 06/04, 09/10
9:00 a.m. Input: Bowen Family Systems Theory
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m. Family of Origin Groups
5:00 p.m. Adjournment

Wednesdays:  03/13, 06/05, 09/11
9:00 a.m. Input: Emotional Process and Congregational Systems
12:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:15 p.m. Congregational Case Study Groups
4:30 p.m. Conclusion

St. Andrew's United Methodist Church
1901 Archdale Drive,  Charlotte, North Carolina
The church is approximately 9 miles southeast of Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.  

Tuition is $1400 for the entire series for registrations received prior to January 21, 2019. The fee is $1,500 for registrations received after that date, or $1,600 if received after February 1, 2019. Cancellations are subject to a non-refundable fee of $100, if we receive notification prior to February 1, 2019, or half of the registration fee, if notified prior to February 15, 2019.  Afterward there will be no refunds or credit for missed sessions, since family of origin group leaders will have already been hired.

By registering for this event, it is understood that all registrants have read and agree to the cancellation policy spelled out in the above tuition section.

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St. Andrew's United Methodist Church (View)
1901 Archdale Drive
Charlotte, NC 28210
United States


Education > Workshops
Other > Spiritual

Kid Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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On BPT Since: Jul 30, 2014
Lombard Mennonite Peace Center

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