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In "Harvest the Power," a Tapestry of Faith program
Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. — Kurt Vonnegut, 20th-century American novelist
This workshop is the second in Harvest the Power's Purpose unit. Participants address the question, "What ends do we serve?" from their perspectives as members of both a faith community and a leadership team. The workshop helps participants consider how they care for themselves as leaders and how they encourage and model self-care for other members of the congregation.
Participants reflect on the causes of personal stress and burnout and on their own responses to stress. They name ways they can take care of their own spirits and practice asking for what they need from a leadership group to help them participate with a full heart.
Some activities may evoke emotional responses. Be sure participants understand that this workshop focuses on stress and its impact, and that they are free to "pass" or excuse themselves from an activity at any time.
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Last updated on Saturday, October 29, 2011.
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