To follow up our Church Membership classes in January, we will be offering Healthy Church Leaders' Training classes in February. This 4-week class is designed for Bible study and small group leaders, those who are leading or supervising others in a church ministry, those who are pursuing ordination, as well as those who are recommended by pastoral staff for leadership training.
Topics covered in the classes include: being a safe person, improving listening and effective communication, resolving conflict to reconciliation, addressing cross-cultural differences, navigating changes through the stages of life, ministering to others with compassion rather than codependency, practicing spiritual balance and healthy boundaries, as well as using our spiritual gifts and strengths to benefit the Body of Christ.. We will also use personality and spiritual gifts tests to better understand our individual personalities, gifts, and strengths.
Cheryl Wayman, LMFT, founding director of our church's counseling ministries for the past 21 years, will be teaching these classes with Dr. Denny Wayman, DMin in Pastoral Counseling and lead superintendent of our SoCal FM churches. Beverly Chen, LCSW, director of our Christian Counseling Referral Network, will be a guest speaker. A pre-class interview is required with Cheryl before classes begin on Feb. 18 and there will be some preparation required in taking four personality, gifts and strengths assessments before classes begin. Please direct your questions and schedule your interview with her by email: firstname.lastname@example.org before Feb. 17.