Art of WellBeing Fall Collective
The Art of WellBeing, a covenant community designed to support clergy excellence through attention to wellbeing, is partnering with the Mississippi Annual Conference Office of Spiritual Leadership, and the Center for Ministry at Millsaps College. The community invites clergy to commit to simple, practical ways to cultivate positive energy, resilience and creativity for adaptive and innovative leadership.
The online collective utilizes a “coach approach” process in which clergy will be guided to generate self-awareness and clarity about all dimensions of their wellbeing: spiritual, emotional, mental, creative, physical and relational. Each session consists of intentional conversation grounded in participants’ pre-session reflection, and each session will end with a small step action plan which includes accountability. Previous participants have reported that group coaching conversations fostered productive and meaningful outcomes in their energy, creativity, enjoyment and effectiveness as a leader.
- Peer Group Learning Sessions—Six bi-weekly 90-minute Zoom sessions introduce evidence-based lifestyle themes along with opportunities for discernment, fruitful conversation and meaningful self-discovery.
- Individual Coaching Calls—Two individual coaching sessions to further discern, make choices and design a custom Rule of Life to cultivate their own chosen habits of wellbeing. An individual coaching call may relate to one of the WellBeing themes but can also focus on specific personal and professional goals, life balance or ministry challenges.
- Teaching Videos and Worksheets—Participant guides (with video link, scripture, brief quotes and reflection questions) are emailed one week before sessions. Group conversation is based on participants’ pre-session reflection which normally takes 45 minutes to one hour. There is no other required reading.
- The Practice of Receptivity—Creating small habits for restoration and renewal.
- The Practice of Body Care—What needs to change in your patterns of eating, sleeping and moving?
- The Practice of Connection—Simple ways to strengthen relationships with family, friends, wise guides and supportive community.
- The Practice of Creativity—Re-imagining the ordinary with playfulness, curiosity and courage.
- Practicing a Rule of Life—The transformative power for wellbeing of small steps, consistently chosen, over time.
- The Practice of Purpose—Identifying deeper meaning and gaining clarity about how life purpose contributes to overall wellbeing.
The Mississippi Art of WellBeing 2023 Fall Collective will be led by Rev. Bruce Case and Rev. Susannah Grubbs Carr October 5 and 19, and November 2, 16 and 30. All group meetings will take place from 12:00-1:30 p.m.
Thanks to a partnership between the office of spiritual leadership and the Center for Ministry, the cost to attend is only $195 if you register by September 21. After September 21, the cost will be $225. Clergy who attend will be awarded 1.5 CEUs.
Click here for more information and to register.