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Nourishing Wellness: Refresh, Replenish, Renew

Mar 12 - Mar 14

The Illinois Conference  and the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. (PBUCC) is offering a Nourishing Wellness: Refresh, Replenish, Renew.  A Holistic Wellness Retreat for Clergy and Members in Discernment in the Illinois Conference.  Why?  Because Pastors and other ministry leaders are often under so much stress that they may find themselves just hanging on by a thread, about to burnout from exhaustion.  Pastor stress today is enormous.  The expectations that people put on their pastors  and that pastors put on themselves – can be overwhelming!

Consider these statistics…

  • 75% of pastors report being “extremely stressed” or “highly stressed”
  • 90% work between 55 to 75 hours per week
  • 90% feel fatigued and worn out every week
  • 91% have experienced some form of burnout in ministry and 18% say they are “fried to a crisp right now”
  • 50% do not meet regularly with an accountability person or group
  • 44% of pastors do not take a regular day off
  • 31% do not exercise at all, while 37% exercise at least three or four days a week as recommended
    ○ (excerpt from Soul Shepherding blog/Bill Gaultiere)

You are not alone.  We are here to help our leadership thrive in ministry.  The Illinois Conference and the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. (PBUCC) is here to minister to our clergy and MID’s. We are offering a two day retreat March 12-14, 2020.  Space is limited… you don’t want to miss this!

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Mar 12
Mar 14
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Rev. Dr. Martha Cruz
800-642-6543 ext. 2740


Techny Towers Retreat and Conference Center
2001 Waukegan Road
Techny, IL 60082 United States
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