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Reflect: Wellbeing

Reflect: Wellbeing - Flourishing in Ministry
March 14, 2018

Are you feeling like burning out of ministry? Have you neglected your personal wellbeing? Do you feel so busy that you can't possibly do it all? Join us on Wednesday, March 14 for a free, day-long event on SWU’s campus. Come for a great time of conversation, learning, and connection with other pastors in a conversation about seeking wellbeing.

The day will include keynote addresses on clergy wellbeing by Dr. Chris Adams, PhD, Executive Director of the Center for Vocational Wellness at Azusa Pacific University. We will also provide space for prayerful reflection, personal support and interaction, and learning to cultivate practices for thriving in one’s personal life with God and others. In partnership with SWU, this event will be hosted by the Wesleyan Church.

Free event, held at SWU campus, with a meal included. Sessions start at 9:30 a.m. in University Dining Commons—The Founders (120 Childs Street, Central, SC).

Spouses are invited and encouraged to attend.

We will be offering 0.5 CEUs (continuing education units) for this event.

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Rev. Chris Adams

Rev. Chris Adams, PhD

Rev. Chris Adams, PhD, grew up in a music ministry family in the Nashville area. He is a third generation pastor's kid, and an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. Chris served in full-time music ministry for several years after college, and then as an associate pastor at a large church for five years during and after seminary. Having recently completed 8 years as an Associate Campus Pastor at Azusa Pacific University, Chris is currently serving as the Executive Director of the APU Center for Vocational Ministry. This new center is focused on cultivating resilience in ministry leaders through formational research, resources, and relationships. He also teaches ministry leadership and pastoral care and counseling courses for Azusa Pacific Seminary. Chris is a consultant to a number of denominations and seminaries in the areas of clergy candidate assessment, clergy health, and pastoral leadership formation. He is currently participating as a consultant and researcher with the Duke Clergy Initiative, Profiles in Ministry Project for the Association of Theological Schools, and the Flourishing In Ministry project at the University of Notre Dame. Chris is a frequent speaker at seminaries, pastors' retreats, and conferences. He is married to Lori, a cardiac nurse, and they have two children - Lexi (7) and Cole (3). Chris enjoys spending time with his family, playing tennis, scuba diving, and music (especially jazz).