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Seattle, WA, 98104
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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

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STREAM: A Group for Pastoral Leaders with Tony Robinson

Seattle Presbytery

From Congregational Leadership Northwest:

Being a pastoral leader is challenging work! Often clergy lead lives of public isolation. That is, they are known to many but may not feel they are truly or deeply known by many or even any.

STREAM is a group for pastoral leaders that is designed to create a community of colleagues. The qualities that will characterize this experience are suggested by the word, STREAM. S for support, T for theological reflection, E for encouragement, A for accountability, and M for missional in orientation.

Groups will be facilitated by Tony Robinson, CLN President and Coordinator of the Resource Center for Ministry of Samaritan Center. Tony brings to this work three decades of experience as a pastoral leader in a variety of church settings, his work as writer and teacher on congregational life, renewal and leadership, and his experience as a consultant to religious congregations.

Lilly Endowment research indicates that no single factor is more important to sustaining excellence in pastoral ministry than participation in a colleagues group that provides support and accountability, consultation and friendship, and in which members share a commitment to excellence in the practice of ministry. "STREAM: A Group for Pastoral Leaders" offers this opportunity to pastors in the Puget Sound region in 2011.

STREAM will meet once a month for two and half hours, from 2:30 to 5:00. We will meet on the second Thursday of February (2/10), March (3/10), April (4/14), May (5/12) and the third Thursday in June (6/16). In the fall we will meet three times on the second Thursdays of September (9/8), October (10/13) and November (11/10).

Our meetings will include opportunities for participants to share with others about their current work and its joys and challenges, to listen together to Scripture and pray together and to explore topics and recent literature related to the practice of ministry today.

Registration cost for STREAM is $320 for the year. We are currently exploring the possibility of denominations sharing that cost on a 50/50 basis with participating clergy.

Cost: $320 for the year
  Thursday, February 10, 2011
  Thursday, March 10, 2011
  Thursday, April 14, 2011
  Thursday, May 12, 2011
  Thursday, June 16, 2011
  Thursday, September 8, 2011
  Thursday, October 13, 2011
  Thursday, November 10, 2011
Samaritan Center
564 NE Ravenna Blvd.
Seattle, WA 98115
Leading Event: Tony Robinson