Bishop Graves invites all Alabama-West Florida and South Georgia clergy to a special virtual Clergy Time Apart that will help pastors learn how to more fully care for themselves in order to more effectively serve.
Set for Tuesday, February 15 from 10 a.m. until noon EST via Zoom, the virtual conference will focus on “Empathy as Pastoral Leadership: Continuing to Care while Maintaining Spiritual Wellness.”
Joining Bishop Graves will be Rev. April Casperson, Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church. During the session, Rev. Casperson, an ordained deacon, will share practical exercises for increasing empathy.
Co-hosted by the South Georgia Conference Office of Connectional Ministries and the Alabama-West Florida Conference Office of Connectional Ministries, the Clergy Time Apart is designed to help clergy consider their current struggles with empathy, learn how to better care for themselves, and learn practical ways to increase empathy.
Contact Kelly Roberson at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.