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The Wounded Healer: Pastor’s Self-Care and Sabbath Time

January 13, 2020 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Yellowstone Theological Institute
2030 Stadium Dr
Bozeman, MT 59715

Suicide is on the rise among church leaders. More than ever before, pastors need affirmation and care as they come alongside others offering spiritual companionship and help. The Wounded Healer explores how pastors, and people in general, learn to experience their own brokenness in a culture that tends to hide (look away) from others’ pain and struggle. Often socially isolated, church leaders need to build into their own schedules time for reflection and self-care.

The goals of this LCLI are to understand and experience that our personal value and worth comes from God, not our work. Together, we want to realize that our brokenness is a uniquely human and necessary aspect of our salvation and to equip church leaders with specific tools to empower their ability to care better for themselves.

Dr. Scott HamiltonDr. E. Scott Hamilton (Ph.D., Walden University) is Lecturer in Pastoral Care & Counseling and Academic Administrator, and a clinically trained pastoral counselor. His research interests come to fruition at the intersection of spirituality, psychology, and existential theology. Having pastored in Texas and Maryland, he runs and bikes extensively and enjoys hiking, throwing clay, and woodworking. Dr. Hamilton, his father, and two daughters are all graduates of Howard Payne University.

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