Presenter: Terri C. Pilarski, Chist Church, Dearborn, MI
The Rev. Terri C. Pilarski, M.Div., LMSW-C has been a parish priest for nineteen years and holds a dual degree, Masters of Divinity from Seabury-Western and a Masters of Social from Loyola Graduate School of Social Work, with an emphasis on Murry Bowen's Family Systems theory for congregations. She is a trained Spiritual Director, and has several credentials in intercultural competency. Her goal is to have as fun as possible in life and ministry, being willing to do the necessary good hard work to be healthy and whole, following the way of Jesus.
Love is a verb: If we believe that Jesus leads the way toward living life as God intends by loving God, loving self, and loving others, how might we do that effectively? St. Paul in the letter to the church in Corinth describes living a life of love as a growth in maturity. Then in the fourth chapter of his letter to the Ephesians, Paul describes the characteristics of healthy, mature human love and interaction. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has called us to walk in the way of love as part of the Jesus Movement. How do we grow as mature Christians, becoming transformed and whole as Jesus models? This workshop will lean into work by Brene Brown, Faithwalking (Faithwalking.us) and Bowen's Family Systems Theory (without being theoretical) with the aim to help people become more effective leaders. Open to lay and ordained leaders.