2020 Collegeville National Symposium on Lay Ecclesial Ministry

Join Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary and Partners in conversation with Lay Ecclesial Ministers
Schedule for Co-Workers in the Vineyard Virtual Crucial Conversations

December 10, 2020

2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT

Sustaining a Healthy Ministerial Vineyard: A Healthy Ministerial Workplace

Speakers: Kristi Bivens, Robert Choiniere, Bridget Klawitter, Dorice Law, Kyle Lechtenberg, Timothy Johnston, Yaret Macedo, and Jim Wahl

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In March the work of lay ecclesial ministers was disrupted by the pandemic in parishes, dioceses, health care, retreat centers, campus ministries and on the margins. Without a pause, and with many moments of uncertainty, most lay ecclesial ministers became the digital diaspora for their organization bringing faith formation, streamed liturgies, spiritual direction, retreats, and conversations online. Join monthly conversation on the Ministerial Workplace and Lay Ecclesial Ministers.  We will provide insight and facilitate crucial conversation about our conviction that sustaining healthy ministerial workplaces, built on covenant relationships and a commitment to justice, equips parishes for communio and mission. Healthy workplaces result when pastoral leadership teams actively cultivate trust, community, fairness, financial well-being, shared values, manageable workload, appreciation and vocational commitment. Still inspired by the USCCB pastoral letter, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord (2005), we invite you on this journey to help foster healthy workplaces for all who minister in the name of Christ. These crucial conversations regarding lay ecclesial ministers via Zoom will be held on  the second Thursday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. CDT.

Upcoming Crucial Conversations:
Click Here for Previous Crucial Conversations

JANUARY 14:       A Healthy Ministerial Workplace
Kristi Bivens, Robert Choiniere, Bridget Klawitter, Dorice Law, Kyle Lechtenberg, Timothy Johnston, Yaret Macedo, Jim Wahl

FEBRUARY 11:       Moving Towards a New Story
Kerry A. Robinson

MARCH 11:       Looking Inward: Introducing a Self-Assessment Tool on a Healthy Ministerial Workplace
Barbara Sutton and Victor Klimoski

APRIL 8:        An Invitation to Resilience and Prayer
Zeni Fox and C. Vanessa White


Description

We are convinced that sustaining healthy ministerial workplaces, built on covenant relationships and a commitment to justice, equips parishes for communio and mission. Healthy workplaces result when pastoral leadership teams actively cultivate trust, community, fairness, financial well-being, shared values, manageable workload, appreciation and vocational commitment. Still inspired by the USCCB pastoral letter, Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord (2005), we invite you on this journey to help foster healthy workplaces for all who minister in the name of Christ.

What is the ministry these crucial conversations seek to sustain?

Gather insight in the video below.

List of Speakers for these Crucial Conversations:

Past Crucial Conversation:

September 10, 2020
In Remembrance: Prayer of Gratitude for Lay Ecclesial Ministers

Service of Gratitude: Worship Aid

October 8, 2020
At the Intersection of Hope and Lament

Hope and Lament: Field Notes

November 12, 2020
Creating a Covenant for a Healthy Miniserial Work Place

Covenant: Feild Notes

Resources

Brief History

2011 Lay Ecclesial Ministry Symposium Blog

For more information

Dr. Barbara Sutton
Symposium Chair
Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary
320-363-3052
[email protected]

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