About This Event
May 26, 2021, 9 am – 1:30 pm (PDT)
Across Canadian denominations, COVID-19 continues to have an impact on ministry leaders. Churches, camps, schools and para-church organizations are experiencing turbulent challenges to which ministry leaders have to respond. This second wellness workshop is another opportunity to resource MB ministry leaders to understand and navigate their personal wellness during this pandemic season.
Join Chuck Degroat (professor, author, therapist), and a panel of MB leaders for Soul Fatigue: loss, lament, and longing & Reviving Hope: passion and purpose post-Covid.
Chuck DeGroat is the husband to Sara and father to two daughters. He is the Professor of Counseling and Christian Spirituality at Western Theological Seminary. DeGroat is a licensed therapist, a spiritual director and co-founder of the Newbigin House of Studies. DeGroat is the author of Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places, The Toughest People to Love, Wholeheartedness, Falling Into Goodness and When Narcissism Comes to Church. ( https://chuckdegroat.net ).
Chuck will be sharing from his book, Leaving Egypt: Finding God in the Wilderness Places, which fits our current situation. If you haven’t read this book, it covers four parts:
- Egypt: Facing our fears
- Sinai: Receiving our New Identity
- Wilderness: Entering the Furnace of Transformation
- Home: Experiencing New Identity and Mission
Reviving Hope – Passion and Purpose Post-covid. A panel of MB Leaders
Focus: Inspiring leaders to see the opportunities that COVID has ushered in and practical pathways to regain hope for ministry and mission.
12:00 – Panel Session
1:00 – Q&A
1:30 – Closing
About This Event
September 30, 2020, 1-3 pm (CDT) | A Wellness Focus
October 1, 2020, 1-3:30pm (CDT) | Ministry Burnout
Across Canadian denominations, COVID-19 is having a growing impact on ministry leaders. Churches, camps, schools and para-church organizations are experiencing turbulent challenges to which ministry leaders have to respond. This wellness check-in is an opportunity for M.B. ministry leaders to be resourced to understand and navigate their personal wellness during this pandemic season.
Join us as we hear from Dr. Rod Wilson (Psychologist, Regent College) and Bonita Eby (Burnout Prevention Strategist) as they share from their own experiences and expertise in the field of mental health, burnout and depression
Rod Wilson is a consultant, facilitator, and mentor with A Rocha Canada, Society of Christian Schools in British Columbia, In Trust (USA), and Charis Foundation (Ontario). Rod is a sessional faculty member at Regent College (Vancouver, BC) and at Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, ON), and a Senior Writer at Faith Today. He holds an MA and PhD in Clinical-Counselling Psychology from York University, an MTS in Theological Studies from Conrad Grebel College and a BSc from the University of Toronto.
Rod has served in the role of President and Professor of Counselling and Psychology at Regent College and has worked as a psychologist in hospitals, clinics, agencies, and private practice for over 20 years. Rod also pastored part-time and full-time for 22 years in both Toronto and Vancouver.
He and his family currently reside in Vancouver and attend Capilano Christian Community, where he has pastored part-time for the past five years.
Bonita Eby is a former pastor at WMB Church in Waterloo, Ontario, where she attends. She is a Burnout Prevention Strategist, Executive Coach, and the owner of Breakthrough Personal & Professional Development Inc., specializing in burnout prevention and wellness for churches, organizations, and individuals. Bonita has a professional healthcare background, extensive research around burnout prevention and recovery, and many years developing leaders, training teams, and coaching people to become the best they can be.
Her burnout prevention blog is published on Thrive Global. Have her blog delivered directly to your inbox at https://bit.ly/sign-up-today-blog.
2020 Wellness Workshop Resources
- Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Start Living Again by Dr. Frank Lipman M.D.
- Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown
- Unstressed: How Somatic Awareness Can Transform Your Body’s Stress Response and Build Emotional Resilience by Alane K. Daugherty PhD