“We couldn’t be more delighted to continue this journey walking alongside clergy,” said Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell, Ph.D., Research Director of the Duke Clergy Health Initiative.
Grounded in the rich theological heritage of the United Methodist Church, Spirited Life™ participants were reminded of the grace of incarnation–that God created humanity, called it very good, and charged it with work of stewardship that includes body, soul, mind, and strength.
Stress among the clergy was of continued concern to the two North Carolina United Methodist Conferences as well as to Spirited Life™’s original funder, The Duke Endowment. Invited to continue working for the sake of clergy health in North Carolina, CHI has spent the last five years gaining an understanding of clergy flourishing and clergy burnout.
Throughout 2020 and 2021, in retreat and conference centers around the state, pastors can join with fellow clergy to be trained in one of three practices that form the foundation of the Selah program.
Pastors should look for a printed invitation to arrive in the U.S. Mail after the new year, and for a registration link emailed to the address on file with their conference office on Epiphany (Jan. 6, 2020). Visit Spiritedlife.org to find out more information and to sign up by Jan. 31, 2020. If you have questions, please email CHI at firstname.lastname@example.org.