In Conjunction with the Congregation-Based CPE Class
In the Southern Tier and Northwestern PA

The Systems Theory and Pastoral Leadership Seminar is for:
+ Pastors, Seminary Students, Lay Ministers, and Lay Leaders in the Church
+ Ministers who want to study pastoral care and leadership from a systems perspective
+ CPE Alumni and Methodist Course of Study Participants who want to continue to apply systems theory and leadership to their practice of ministry

The Systems Leadership Seminar will enable you to:
+ View challenges and problems in the church from a broader, less anxious perspective
+ Apply systems theory to understand patterns of functioning in the congregation
+ Observe emotional triangles and learn to manage self in congregational anxiety
+ Gain self-awareness and strengthen skills in pastoral care and leadership

The seminar will explore a new way to understand congregational dynamics using the systems theory developed by Dr. Murray Bowen and applied to church life by Dr. Edwin Friedman. It will focus on pastoral leadership and systemic change in the congregation.

This systems leadership seminar in association with Congregation-Based CPE in the Clarion, PA and Erie, PA area from August to November 2010.
Tuition cost is $500.

Discounts available for Methodist Course of Study and CPE alumni.

Contact Rev. Spilman as indicated on the contact page.