The Spiritual Formation Committee of the Board of Ordained Ministry coordinates the initiatives and support systems for clergy self-care and spiritual growth; including pilgrimages, Spiritual Direction, and Clergy Family Enrichment.
Funding may be available toward registration fees through the Clergy Development Program
Resources for Clergy Spiritual Renewal
Resource list (Word)
Self-care Covenant (Word)
Kimberly Barker-Brugman, Soul Story Ministries
Dawn Peck, Spiritual Life, Contemplative Prayer
Janet Salbert. Shalem Spiritual Guidance, [email protected]
Tracy DePue, Certified through Perkins School of Theology, [email protected]
Thomas Keating – Seven-minute introduction to centering prayer video.
Leigh Anne Taylor, Chair of Spiritual Formation Committee Candidacy Summit Self-Care Talk video (27 minutes)
Clergy Retreat Directory
The United Methodist Camp & Retreat Ministries (UMCRM) Association, made up of United Methodist camps and retreat centers across the country, continually strive to provide intentional, sacred spaces where the faithful can find rest and rejuvenation. The leaders of these ministries see the heavy weight that local church leaders have been carrying, especially over these past two years. In response, they have come together to create the Clergy Retreat Directory, a list of UM sites across the connection that offer free or reduced cost retreat space for United Methodist clergy. As clergy navigate their ministry year, may they find comfort knowing that there are “sacred places apart” prepared for them in all U.S. jurisdictions. View directory…