Center for Pastoral Effectivness supports clergy to be healthy leaders

May 10, 2017
Submitted by the Rev. Bill Selby
President and Center Mentor, The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness of the Rockies

The Center for Pastoral Effectiveness experience is designed to support clergy in being healthier leaders by learning how to be "emotionally connected" to their churches rather than "emotionally enmeshed." That is a basic challenge of all those in ministry and why it calls for the integration of "family systems thinking” into our everyday work as clergy which is the work of the Center for Pastoral Effectiveness of the Rockies.  This is not easy work. But this is vital work!

Whether you are ordained, commissioned, licensed, in process, whatever, you will like this journey. It will be the best investment for you, your family, your church, and your future. The Center - Track l experience includes six three-day retreats spread over about 18 months.

Almost 20 years ago, the Center, created by Rev. Bill Selby who is a clergy member of the RMC, was originally to be a resource for clergy mainly within the Rocky Mountain Conference. However, it has become known as a major resource in multiple annual conferences and throughout the middle and midwest states while surpassing 800 clergy as alumni.   
There is a new Center - Track l available for the Rocky Mountian region beginning Aug. 14 to 16 in the Denver area. For more information, take a look at the Center website, or contact Rev. Bill Selby, at to register. Also, stop by the Center for Pastoral Effectiveness booth at Annual Conference for further conversations.

For those hundreds who have already attended Track l, consider our Track ll beginning in October in the Denver area. For those who taken part in our Track ll, consider our Track lll also beginning in October in Colorado Springs.