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Creating green space for clergy to renew and reenergize their ministry

In an innovative move, the Christian Reformed Church created the opportunity for groups of clergy to form fellowships to discover “green spaces” in their lives and ministries. As the program developed, the Church learned that an effective “green spaces” program requires several key aspects. Clergy must have the freedom to design and adapt their plan, leadership must be shared among the participants, and the project must encompass a combination of intentional and unintentional learning, grace and accountability. Overall,  the project must blend deep care with a spirituality that nourishes mind, body and soul. What else does a green project need? 

The "Green Spaces" project is outlined in detail in the book, “So Much Better: How Thousands of Pastors Help Each Other Thrive,” by Penny Long Marler, D. Bruce Roberts, Janet Maykus, James Bowers, Larry Dill, Brenda K. Harewood, Richard Hester, Sheila Kirton-Robbins, Marianne LaBarre, Lis Van Harten and Kelli Walker-Jones, and excerpted on Faith & Leadership, an online magazine from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School.









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