You are invited to participate in Pastoral Self Care
REV. Ruth T. West M. Div., San Francisco Theological Seminary
Ruth T. West is an ordained PC(USA) Minister of the Word & Sacrament. In addition to a Masters of Divinity (MDiv), Ruth holds an MBA, Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction and a Certificate in Trauma & Spiritual Care. She is currently Associate Director of Advanced Pastoral Studies at San Francisco Theological Seminary (University of Redlands) which facilitates the Doctor of Ministry program.
When: Thursday and Friday, April 8 and 9 – 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 10 – 9:00 to 11:30 am; 1:00 to 3:30 pm
Where: Zoom Class – Register on the links below:
- Thursday ZOOM Register
- Friday ZOOM Register
- Saturday ZOOM register
Cost: $100 for credit for Commissioned Ruling Elder Candidates
$40 to audit and open to all
Class Description: This course is designed to encounter and discover what self-care is as it relates to those who have leadership roles in ministry. Additionally, students will develop ways to personalize practices to undergird resilience and renewal. Self-awareness and identity are keys to understanding what resources are needed to sustain and support the true/authentic self. Therefore, the course also engages social location and its impact on wholeness.
Recommended Reading: Sleeping with Bread: Holding what gives you life – Dennis Linn et al; and Sacred Pauses: Practices for Personal Renewal – April Yamasaki
Questions, please contact CRE/CLP Coordinator , 510-828-5596
For a full course description, please download the following PDF.