Pastor-Congregation Relations Resources


Caring for our pastors: a training for pastor-congregation relations committees
Recording – May 20 2021 webinar

Pastoral ministry is tough, even without pandemics. Pastors are experiencing a high level of fatigue, stress, tiredness, and self-doubt due to a year of extraordinary change and multi-layered issues related to covid19, and other current events.

Intended for those who serve on Pastor Congregation Relations Committees (PCRCs) or similar groups, this webinar will help lay leaders better care for and assist in building resilience in their pastors by finding practical ways to offer care.

Eldon Fry provided input and facilitation during this time. Eldon is a published author and founded two organizations, The Encouragement Center in Colorado and Open Hands in Pennsylvania. He has served in several pastoral roles at a variety of Anabaptist schools throughout the U.S and was recently asked to be a cohort faculty member for Kairos through the Parish Resource Center. He currently provides spiritual direction and faith coaching for pastors and leaders of fourteen denominations as well as leading retreats and teaching as an adjunct. He recently served as a part time transitional lead pastor focusing on forgiveness and leadership for Daybreak Church and has completed two stints as an interim in Brethren In Christ churches. His books Growing Up Idaho and more recently Spiritual Formation: Attention Along the Way have been published and are available at or Amazon. Open Hands has received non-profit status and serves pastors and church leaders from fourteen denominations.

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