Teaching clergy how to manage themselves and their congregations in effective, faithful and life-giving ways.
Tending the Fire is a three part retreat for clergy that is based in family systems theory developed by Dr. Murray Bowen and refined for congregational life by Dr. Edwin Friedman in his book Generation to Generation.
Facilitated by Rev. Barbara Lemmel, an ordained pastor in the New England Conference of the United Methodist Church, this series of retreats has deeply affected past participants and is an opportunity for MACUCC clergy to gain tools necessary to understand dynamics in their congregations as well as experience new energy in their ministry. For more information please visit www.tending-the-fire.com.
Opening Intensive: October 1-3, 2013
Deepening Retreat: November 12-14, 2013
Sending Retreat: January 14-16, 2014
All three retreats are held at Edwards House, Framingham Conference Center and begin at 1:00 PM on the first day (Tuesday) and end at 4:00 PM on the last (Thursday.)
Overnight accommodations are available for a nominal fee of $35.00 per night including linens.
Cost per person for the three part retreat is $400.00.