Flourish: Staying Healthy Amidst the Hazards of Pastoral Life
A critical issue for pastors is sustaining personal and vocational health in the midst of the challenges of life and ministry. In response to this need, under the leadership of Sam Nikkel, the EP Wahl Centre has designed and implemented the Healthy Pastors Initiative. This initiative is designed to foster a culture of resiliency and contribute to sustainable excellence in carrying out the practises of a pastoral calling. Flourish is the newest workshop from the Healthy Pastors Initiative, and is being offered for the first time in southern Alberta.
This one-day seminar will be led by Darren Kanwischer and Sam Nikkel. It is intended as a sort of 'health check-up' - a review of the themes that the Healthy Pastors Initiative exists to address: spiritual, emotional and physical health, and resilience in ministry.
Participants will be required to go online to StrengthsFinder and do the assessment (Cost $15 U.S.) and bring their StrengthsFinder profile to the seminar. (Go to GallupStrengthsCenter.com to purchase a code and complete the assessment.)
Special thanks to New Life Community Church which is hosting this event. Those in vocational ministry (and spouses) are welcome to attend.
The registration cost is just $45 (plus the StrengthsFinder cost) and includes a day-long workshop (including lunch) and resource materials.
- DATE: Thursday, April 27, 2017 | TIME: 9 AM - 3:30 PM
- COST: $45.00
- LOCATION: Hosted by New Life Community Church (2611 50 Ave, Lloydminster, SK S9V 2A8)
Sam Nikkel - Flourish Presenter
Sam Nikkel has been in ministry for 35 years and has made pastoral resilience an area of special study in the past five years, gathering resources and best practises. Sam will present two sessions; one on Hazards of Pastoral Ministry and the other on Principles of Renewal.
Darren Kanwischer is the owner of a fitness club, Fifth Avenue Club, in Calgary. Darren is passionate about leadership development and fitness. Darren is a Gallup-certified coach in StrengthsFinder, and coaches people in understanding their God-given design and strengths. Darren will help people understand their strengths using the StrengthsFinder profile in one session and will talk about fitness practises in his second session..