Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence
The mission of the RCPE is to create opportunities for pastoral enrichment that re-Source ministers, helping them maintain their effectiveness. The center serves clergy of any denomination, both men and women, regardless of race or age.
Gate Way to Hope: Helping Returning Vets Thrive
The Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence is co-sponsoring a two day conference at the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama on September 9-10, 2014. The conference seeks to educate all who care about the consequences of the spiritual wounds of war and our responsibility to support their recovery. Participants will learn about moral injury and its relationship to PTSD and creating safe communities of support for veterans to tell their stories and reflect morally on them. They will also explore ways to reintegrate veterans into civilian world, without leaving them to suffer invisibly and in silence.
Women In Ministry: Day Apart
Our next Day Apart speaker will be Diana Butler Bass on Monday, October 27, 2014. Dr. Bass, currently a Fellow at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, holds the Ph.D. degree in religious studies from Duke University and has served on the faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara and Rhodes College. She speaks regularly at churches, retreats, and workshops across the country on topics related to congregations and religious life.
The topic for Day Apart will be her latest book, Christianity After Religion. Click here for more details and registration information.
The James A. Auchmuty "Congregational Leadership" Fellowship
The Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence is pleased to announce that a James A. Auchmuty Fellowship in Congregational Leadership will be awarded in November, 2014. The Fellowship is available to ministers and lay ministers presently active in congregational leadership. Applicants can be from any Christian denomination, regardless of race and gender. Applications will be received through September 30, 2014. The recipient will be announced in mid-November.
For more information and instructions on how to apply, call the Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence at (205) 726-4064. Click here for the Fellowship application and here for the promotional flyer.
New Resource Available
Audio files of selected lectures hosted by the Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence are now available on the website. The audio files are located under the "Bivocational Resources" page under "RCPE Resources". The audio files are free to download or listen to directly from the website. Note: iTunes is required to access the files. You may download iTunes for free by following this link.