Starts 9:00 a.m. EDT (8:00 a.m. CDT)
Ends 4:30 p.m. EDT (3:30 p.m. CDT)
The Indiana Conference First Monday training program, with the Rev. Dr. P.T. Wilson, senior pastor of Gobin Memorial UMC in Greencastle, is an opportunity for people to both grow in knowledge and train towards recognition in the area of pastoral care and counseling. Usually held on the First Monday of each month, mornings will be a theory seminar and afternoons will be both a consultation and supervision opportunity (the afternoons will be recorded). Topics to be included are brief-term, supportive counseling methods, crisis intervention, grief and loss, divorce recovery, pastoral diagnosis, referral and the application of pastoral care principals in the broader functions of ministry. Any pastor or lay person in the Indiana Conference is welcomed to participate in this experience. Participants who are not United Methodists from Indiana are welcomed but will be required to register at a higher fee. The First Monday Program begins, Monday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s UMC, 100 N. Hwy. 46 Bypass in Bloomington, Ind. Dates and topics this time include:
- Sept. 10 – Counseling As Listening
- Oct. 1 – The First Fifteen Minutes
- Nov. 5 – Depression and Anxiety: Need to Know Issues for Pastors
- Dec. 10 – Working With Depressed People and The Impact on You
- Jan. 7 – A Brief Overview on “Scripts”
- Feb.4 – Scripts As They Impact Growth
- March 4 – Scripts As They Impact Decisions and Behavior
- April 1 – A Community’s Script, A Congregation’s Script
- May 6 – Updating Our Understanding on Human Sexuality
- June 3 – Updating Our Understanding on Gender Identity
For more information or to register, contact Dr. Wilson at 765-655-1545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All participants will be expected to attend the local CE event, September 28-29, 2012, Mid-West Region Conference of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, at the Holiday Inn, Columbus, IN.
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St. Mark's UMC
100 N State Road 46 Bypass
Coordinator: P.T. Wilson