The Staff-Parish Relations Committee is a pivotal thing in the life of a United Methodist pastor. PPRCs / SPRCs can be a source of real support to a pastor. Or things can go off the rails at that point. The committee can be a stress reliever or a stress producer.
The inaugural Spirited Life retreat was held last week at Kanuga Conference Center near Hendersonville. Not everything went smoothly or according to plan. But in the end we felt it was a success, an enriching experience for all concerned. Surely the Holy Spirit was present!
Pastor, what does your congregation do to demonstrate care for the physical health of your members? Are your church buildings designated tobacco-free? Are low-fat foods or unsweetened beverages even an option at church fellowship events? Have you ever preached or taught on The Body as a Temple?
Happy New Year, everyone!
I came across an amusing story over the weekend: about health-club employees preparing for an onslaught of new members. Gyms experience this spike in business every January 1, as sure as the ball dropping in Times Square.