Do you want to:

  • find greater sense of direction and purpose?
  • get clearer about what you are responsible for—and what you aren’t?
  • learn an effective approach to conflict?
  • gain more energy and clarity for ministry?


The Leadership in Ministry workshop provides in-depth training in Edwin Friedman’s application of Bowen family systems theory to congregations. I’ve been teaching in the workshop since 1999, and it has offered family systems training to clergy and other church leaders since 1992. This year it will take place in Boston, West Virginia and near Portland, Oregon.  It’s a twice-yearly event. I think it’s one of the best ways to work on yourself in ministry.

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