• Denton Baptist Association Healthy Ministry Leader Cohort
  • Jimmy Storrie M.A.; Leader; Life Recovered
The best thing you can give your church is a healthy you.  Pete Briscoe; Lead Pastor – Bent Tree Bible Fellowship
Serving in vocational ministry is a wonderful blessing and it also can be a great burden.  Statistics indicate that those who serve in ministry feel inadequately trained to cope with ministry demands, believe that pastoral ministry affects their families negatively, have experienced depression or burnout to the extent that they considered leaving ministry and admit to using unproductive means in which to cope with the burdens of ministry and family life.  In the last 10 years Life Recovered has served hundreds of ministry leaders and their families who have recognized that they are unhealthy and that this unhealthiness ripples out to their relationship with God, family, others and their ministries. 
The good news is that change is possible.  Ministry leaders can productively navigate these issues and serve as healthy leaders. In 2019 the DBA will launch the Healthy Ministry Leader Initiative.  This initiative will begin with the ReFocus Retreat on Wednesday, January 16th at Camp Copass. http://dentonbaptist.org/refocus-retreat-registration/  Following ReFocus, a 5 month (January-May) cohort will convene which will study and process through the resource Preventing Ministry Failure.  Cohort members will meet twice monthly to process through this resource which will culminate with a two-day retreat.  Members will also focus through the Myers-Briggs Personality Profile in order to help them lead/serve more effectively. 
Meeting dates and times will be determined once the group has formed.
Goal: Cohort Members will learn how to connect relationally for successful pastoring, manage stress productively, strengthen effectiveness in ministry and be encouraged as they serve.
Cohort Fee: $750.  – includes Preventing Ministry Failure resource, Myers-Briggs Assessment, group meetings, retreat.  After the $100. deposit participants can pay $130. Per month for the 5 month cohort.
For more information contact Jimmy Storrie at Jimmy@LifeRecovered.com.