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A Day Apart – Leading in Anxious Times: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm


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Clergy Women, YOU are invited to Steal Away from the complexities of day-to-day ministry to participate in a Clergy Women’s Day Apart. We are continuing our journey toward Biblical Health and Well-Being. The five inter-related dimensions of well-being identified by The Center for Health (physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial) will be introduced, with our primary focus on exploring the Biblical perspective of emotional health.


8:30 – 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am Welcome & Opening Meditation

Worship Leader – Reverend Marie King, ordained Deacon UMC

Praying the Psalms – Rev. Dr. Phoebe Jowers, Pastor at Pisgah UMC

9:25 am Session #1 Continuing the Journey to Wholistic Health & Well-being
Rev. Dr. Paula Smith, Pastor Liberty UMC, Brentwood, TN; Coord. Steal Away: Reclaiming Biblical Health & Well Being

10:00 – 10:45 am Session # 2 Leading in Anxious Times: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence (Part 1) Rev. Tom Laney, Director of the Turner Center for Church Leadership Nashville, TN

10:45 – 11:00 Break

11:00 – 11:45 Session # 3 Leading in Anxious Times (Part 2)

11:45 – 12:15 Lunch

12:15- 1:45 Creative Sabbath (See back page for options available)

1:45 pm – 2:05 pm Meditation Practice

2:10 pm – 3:00 pm Session # 4 A Brief Introduction to the Enneagram: A Tool For Deeper Spiritual Formation
Rev. Libby Baxter, Minister of Discipleship,
Rev. Stephanie Dunn, Minister of Children & Families, Calvary UMC, Nashville, TN

3:00 pm Closing Worship Service

Creative Sabbath Opportunities:

  • Experience the ancient spiritual practice of a pilgrimage through the labyrinth
  •  Chat with clergy sisters,
  • Spend time alone with God utilizing one of the contemplative prayer resources
  • Interact with prayer stations in the Prayer Room
  • Learn a new meditation practice
  • Sit with a spiritual director,
  • Relax with a mini chair massage,
  • Create a craft
  • Visit the onsite Upper Room resource Table, or cross the street to visit the Upper Room Chapel, Museum, & Bookstore


January 17
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:


Steal Away Women


Scarritt Bennett Center
1027 18th Ave S
Nashville, TN 37212 United States
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(615) 340-7500