The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, the creator of the Living Compass Ministry and the director of the Nicholas Center in the Diocese of Chicago, is available to speak for clergy days, clergy retreats, and as a keynote speaker for diocesan conventions.
Scott, an Episcopal priest of over thirty years and a licensed marriage and family therapist, has created the Living Compass Wellness Ministry for the Episcopal Church. He believes that churches are the original centers of healing and wellness, as Jesus was a healer, over and over again. Living Compass is a ministry that Scott and his team have created to help churches reclaim this identity in the 21st century.
If Scott were to come to your area, he would share his thoughts regarding the connection between wellness and the church and how he believes that churches becoming wellness centers can revitalize the Church. Scott, known for his sense of humor and ability to connect with his audience, delivers extremely relevant and inspiring content. A worthwhile day is guaranteed.
Contact Edith@livingcompass.org or call 414-964-4357 Ext 0 to coordinate your speaker event.
Exciting news! In the Spring of 2014, the Nicholas Center for clergy and lay leaders will be opening at the Diocesan offices of the Diocese of Chicago. The Nicholas Center will be offering multi-day wellness retreats for clergy and lay leaders that will include a thorough training in how to bring the Living Compass Ministry to their area.
Call the office of the Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, Executive Director of the Nicholas Center, at 414-967-4357 Ext 0 or email@example.com to find out more.How can we introduce the Living Compass Ministry to the parishes in my area?
The Living Compass team offers Living Compass mini-retreats and workshops that introduce Living Compass wellness concepts and ministry components to the parishes in your area. The purpose of these workshops is to demonstrate the importance of wellness in Jesus's ministry and to demonstrate to parishes how they can help promote and support adult, parent, and/or teen wellness on a parish-wide level.
These visits are also a chance for church leaders to experience Living Compass through the retreat experience and to learn how to use and implement the materials in context. Many churches have used a speaker event to kick off this new ministry in their community.
* It is recommended that several churches in one area collaborate to present this event together.
* In the Spring of 2014 the Nicholas Center for clergy and lay leaders will be opening at the Diocesan offices of the Diocese of Chicago. The Nicholas Center will be offering multi-day wellness retreats for clergy and lay leaders, which will include a thorough training in how to bring The Living Compass Ministry to their area. Call the office of the Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner, Executive Director of the Nicholas Center, at 414-967-4357 Ext 0 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more.
A mini retreat serves two purposes.
The first is to provide your community with time that will help them restore, renew and re-energize their spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical wellness.
The second purpose is to introduce the Living Compass whole person wellness program and to lift up anyone who may be interested in leading a Living Compass ministry. The focus of this introduction can be on individuals, families, parents, teens, or a combination of them all. Each participant will take the Living Compass Self-Assessment. With this assessment each person will receive the tools to create their personal "map" for growth and change.
Participants will also be introduced to a variety of spiritual practices. A creative balance of fun and education is the key to helping people discover and rediscover the abundant life that God desires for them, and it starts here with this mini-retreat.
A mini-retreat is usually presented on Saturday morning or mid-afternoon on Saturday.
This workshop is specifically designed for those people, lay or clergy, who are interested in running a Living Compass ministry. It is important that facilitators also attend the mini-retreat to provide a hands-on, more personal understanding of Living Compass. A thorough explanation of how to best use the Leader Manuals and materials will be given. Living Compass materials will be available for examination and purchase.
- Preaching: The Rev. D. Scott Stoner will be glad to preach, tying the lessons of the week to God's desire for us to be well.
- Adult Education Speaker: Choose one of the following topics or inquire about a specific subject that relates to your community.
- Today's Church or Christian Community as a Wellness Center Almost every work place has some sort of wellness program today. The Rev. Dr. Scott Stoner will discuss the belief that the Church or Christian based organization is the original wellness center and that it is time to reclaim that identity, as it is deeply rooted in the teachings of Jesus and the Church's scriptures.
- How Can Their Faith Help Teens Cope With the Stresses and Strains of Their Lives? How well teens emotionally and spiritually negotiate the changes and stresses of adolescence impacts the rest of their lives. Holly Stoner, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will help teens more clearly define their own values surrounding the decisions that they face every day and talk about how the church can support them through this challenging time of life.
- Parenting and Family in Today's Culture Parenting is an important and complicated business, and parents need help. Parents and grandparents will be supported, empowered and inspired to take personal responsibility for the decisions regarding their families' wellness. Holly Stoner, a licensed marriage and family therapist, will lead this presentation.