Upcoming Events for Pastoral Leaders and Congregations


In the Birmingham Area 

Gateway to Hope: Breaking the Stigma of Moral Injury

The Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence is co-sponsoring a two day conference at the First United Methodist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, 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 about 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.  For more details please visit www.gatewaytohope2014.wordpress.com or click here for the promotional flyer and registration. Conference contacts are Rev. Robin Lambert or CDR Vince Lambert, USN (Ret) (256) 775-6642.

Women In Ministry: Day Apart

The next Day Apart will be October 27, 2014 at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.  The retreat leader is Diana Butler Bass.  Please check later for more detailed information. The promotional flyer can be found here.

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 receipient 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.  The application is available here and the promotional flyer is available here.

Proposal Deadline for 2015 Sabbath Leave Grants

The deadline to submit a proposal for a Sabbath Leave Grant is February 1, 2015. For more information and details on how to submit a proposal click here or contact the RCPE at (205) 726-4064.