Join us for a time of networking and professional development for all who serve in youth ministry, whether volunteers or paid staff.
We will be taught and encouraged by Dr. Andrew Zirschky, the Academic Director of the Center for Youth Ministry Training here in Brentwood. Andrew has more than a decade of experience as a youth and college minister at churches in Idaho, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey. He holds a M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where he just completed a Ph.D. in practical theology.
A registration fee of $10 covers the catered dinner by Coco’s Italian Market. You may pay in cash at the door or bring a check payable to the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee.
RSVP by Thursday, July 31. Please use our evite to RSVP: http://www.evite.com/event/009BHUPMI47P7AFHYEPECQ5ZSHLBLE
For more information, contact Rev. Rosanna Anderson, moderator of the Christian Education Committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A SOUL WOUND: Sexual Misconduct in the Church
(Creating and Maintaining Healthy Boundaries)
Melissa M. Bradley-Hall, Facilitator
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
First Presbyterian Church, Nashville
Melissa M. Bradley-Ball has a Master of Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee, is a nationally known clinical educator, corporate consultant, resilience coach and author. Melissa has taught over one-hundred-thousand professionals, including physicians, psychologists, nurses, law enforcement, social workers, counselors and clergy on themes as “Restoring Life After Sexual Trauma,” “Counseling Victims of Sexual Trauma,” and “Counseling Those Who Serve: First Responders and Their Families.” In the fall of 2013, Melissa led the Presbytery of East Tennessee in a training event titled, “Sexual Misconduct in the Church: A Soul Wound,” and she earned favorable reviews from those who attended this one day seminar. [For more information about Melissa M. Bradley-Ball, visit www.theomnibuscenter.org]
Melissa M. Bradley-Hall will address a Special Called Meeting of Church Professionals serving in Validated Ministries of the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee on this same topic on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, from 9:00 am registration to 3:30 pm dismissal, at First Presbyterian Church, 4815 Franklin Road, Nashville. Attendance at this seminar is required for all teaching elders serving in validated ministries in the Presbytery of Middle Tennessee, along with all who are on the Pulpit Supply and Transitional/Interim Pastors List, Commissioned Ruling Elders and Certified Christian Educators. Funding for this training event will be drawn from the Temporarily Restricted Account #3002-06 Pastoral Care Fund, which means participation will be a no charge for materials or the midday meal. Pre-registration is required.
THE 221ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A)
Assembly in Brief, the popular bulletin insert-size summary of the 221st General Assembly (2014) is now available as a free download. The insert is chock-full of information about the Assembly, complete with color photographs.
Click here to download the insert.