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Take Care

Key Details

Tuesday May 16th at 1:30 pm - Thursday May 18th at 4:30 pm

Atlantic School of Theology
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Residential - $395

Includes single accommodation, meals, breaks and program costs and
a $50.00 non-refundable deposit.h

Commuter - $295

Includes lunches, dinners, breaks, program costs and a $50.00
non-refundable deposit.

The balance of your registration fee is non-refundable after May 6th, 2011.(

Accommodation and breakfast will be at St. Mary's University,
a short walk from AST.
Other meals will be served at AST.

Printable registration form is available here.

To mail it to Anne at our address or to register by phone go here.

Secure online registration is available here.

APRIL 29th!








in partnership with Atlantic School of Theology
we are thrilled to offer...

Take Care 2011: Mid-Career Stretch

1:30 pm Monday May 16th - 4:30 pm Wednesday May 18th, 2011

at Atlantic School of Theology

660 Francklyn St . Halifax, NS B3H 3B5

Facilitated by our Centre Director the Rev. Andrew Irvine, PhD

We all need time - time to dream dreams and have renewed vision. When was the last time you had opportunity to dream and imagine what could be?

Research has shown that as clergy approach the decade mark in their ministry, a time of reflection and refocus is often needed. The sparks of newness have faded and the finish line seems far off. Issues of mid-life begin to creep in.

The Centre offers this event for ordered clergy and diaconal ministers, and designated lay ministers in their 8th, 9th or 10th year of pastoral ministry or in the midst of their mid-life years.

Come and experience time with colleagues, consider your journey and equip yourself to continue with renewed vitality and self-awareness!


Andrew Irvine is the Director of the Centre for Clergy Care and Congregational Health and the Toronto School of Theology’s Doctor of Ministry program. Andrew also teaches Pastoral Theology at Knox College.

Andrew’s interests include issues of leadership and pastoral ministry, the well-being of clergy, congregational studies and small church ministry.

Comments from past Take Care participants:

“Thank you for telling us that we matter! For reminding us that the Church was here before, will probably be here after, and that we have a stewardship/a responsibility to care for ourselves.”

"It helped me to see the persona we take on as ministers, and that we need places to let them down and be ourselves. We need to build in time to be intimate with God, with self and with others."

"Rediscerning the call with the Biblical story – this gave me a lot of peace! Talking to colleagues – knowing that their insecurities are the same – or that they even have problems I don’t was helpful!"

This event is generously sponsored by the Beatty Ryckman Trust.


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