Most pastors that I talk with are exhausted, over-whelmed, and some even feel beat-up. How about you? Ministry during COVID is just tiring, and there seems to be no end in sight.
In addition, anxiety and fear have become the overwhelming emotions in us. In this season of upheaval it can feel like we are chained to crisis management. How can we lead in this mess? It seems like we are constantly putting out fires and not leading into the next steps for the benefit of the church. Can we break the chains that prevent us from moving forward? Is it even possible to have a vision for the future?
Maybe it's time for a coach to help you lead through this crazy time! Maybe it's time to have a coach help you navigate the waters into hope.
"Dear Sarah, Thank you for sharing your coaching gift with me.
I feel so blessed. Grace and Peace.
"...I have been thinking about all the ministry that would not have happened this year if we
had not been coaching together."
Navigating the waters of ministry can be overwhelming. Coaching can help you get to the next level of adaptive leadership in your church setting.
Navigating the rivers of life can be a challenge, especially in a world struggling with pandemic. A coach navigates alongside of you--a coach doesn't give answers, but rather empowers you to go deeper, seeing your own situation from a bird's eye view, instead of being stuck in the trees of the forest.
Rev. Dr. Sarah B. Dorrance is an ICF Associate Certified Coach who works with pastors and laity. She received both her Master of Divinity and her Doctorate of Ministry in church leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary. Dorrance has served as lead pastor in both small and large congregations. She also served as a guide on the Western Region of her UMC conference where she regularly coached other pastors for the next faithful step.
Her passion lies in empowering leaders to reach their full potential and helping them find a preferred future both for their ministry and their personal lives. She is co-author of “Reclaiming the Wesleyan Tradition: John Wesley’s Sermons for Today.” Her other published works include a seven-week sermon series and devotional helping people share their “God Stories,” and “One Pilgrim of Many on the Camino de Santiago: In Search of Spiritual Renewal.”
She recently implemented a 24-7 Prayer House in her town as an initiative to provide peace for the troubled soul.
One Pilgrim of Many on the Camino de Santiago: In Search of Spiritual Renewal
We are spiritual beings. Each of us seeks, we yearn to know more about ourselves and the One who created us to be. Our desire to know and to be fully known can take us down many roads. My longing took me to Chârtres, France, the Taizé Community, and the Camino de Santiago from France to Spain.
While it is full of color pictures, this is not a handbook on “how to do the Camino.” Rather, this is encouragement, my daily blog, and lessons I learned, to remind you that you CAN grow in your own spiritual journey, no matter where you are in life. There are some “Camino hacks” that I learned along the way. May this book encourage you on your Camino, wherever it may be.
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