From Congregational Leadership NW
Seattle, January 10, 2013
Tony Robinson will be taking the “STREAM groups for Pastoral Leaders to Vancouver and Victoria for 2012 - 2013. A new Seattle group will begin January 10, meeting eight times monthly on second Thursdays, 2: 30 to 5:00 p.m. at Samaritan Center. (skipping July and August).
There will two groups in Vancouver, one in West Vancouver, the other East Vancouver. Those groups begin on Wednesday, October 24. The Vancouver based coordinator of STREAM is the Rev. Michelle Slater, at Dunbar United Church.
There will be one group in Victoria, beginning on Thursday October 25. The local coordinator if The Rev. Mark Green of Cadboro Bay United Church.
STREAM groups for pastoral leaders provide support, theological reflection, refreshment, encouragement and accountability within a missional orientation. Each gathering includes worship, check-in, reflection on reading, and sharing and discernment related to a current leadership challenge.
Common reading for the upcoming session includes:
“The Work of Leadership” by Heifetz and Laurie (article)
Leading God’s People: Wisdom from the Early Church for Today, by Christopher Beeley, Eerdmans Publishing What’s Theology Got To Do With It: Convictions, Vitality and the Church, by Tony Robinson, Alban