The world is changing, churches are changing and the work of the pastor therefore is becoming more challenging. Rooted in Scripture, our pastoral study days give an opportunity to think through crucial areas of ministry together and to hear an experienced voice from outside your situation.

The days aim to revive the weary worker, to help the young pastor not feel overwhelmed, and to give the more seasoned minister new vision. One poet has written of our world: ‘One must think like a hero in order to behave like a merely decent human being.’ Just so, the pastoral study days seek to inspire and make us brave!

Our Director of Pastoral Support, John Benton, teaches these days. They are run at London Seminary and for groups of pastors around the country. To ask about hosting a study day at a location near you, get in touch.

Because John’s work is supported by generous giving, there is no charge for a pastoral day ‘on the road’. When we run them at the Seminary we charge £10 to cover the costs of refreshments and lunch. Please note that you must book your study day at least a week before it is due to occur.



"Men and women never struggle so hard as when they struggle alone, without witness, counsellor or confidant; unencouraged, unadvised and unpitied." 

Charlotte Bronte, Shirley, Chapter 11, para 1.

 

Pastor No Mates

Thursday 11 October 2018 - Book

Lecture 1: The loneliness of the long distance pastor

Lecture 2: Handling resentment in ministry

Lecture 3: How to make friends with your leadership team

 

Pastor No Time

Thursday 31 January 2019 - Book

Lecture 1: Time management for pastors

Lecture 2: The church that tries too hard

Lecture 3: How to have fun usefully

 

Pastor Nobody

Thursday 13 June - Book

Lecture 1: Embracing obscurity

Lecture 2: Secret service

Lecture 3: The power of personal holiness

 


Pastoral study days begin at 10:00 with coffee and finish at 15:30.

Please note that you must book your study day at least a week before it is due to occur.

 

 

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