Seminar by the Sea: Life of the Minister

Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:00 pm - Thursday, June 13, 2013, 5:00 pm
PLNU Campus, Smee Hall Room 100

Cultivating Wholeness in Pastoral Service

Healthy and whole living in pastoral service is often sought after and not easily attained. The goal of this course is to assist the professional minister in:

  • Gaining a clearer appreciation for the unique challenges of ministry
  • Developing healthier inter-personal relationships
  • Cultivating methods and skills for dealing with the particular stressors in pastoral service
  • Planning personal strategies to facilitate greater health and enable longevity in ministry

Tentative Seminar Overview

Monday, June 10th

  • Calling and Identity (Dr. Dan Croy)
  • Managing Stress in Ministry (Dr. Chris Adams)
  • Anxiety, Depression and Pastoral Service (Dr. Adams)

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Directed Reflection Exercise (Rev. Larry Warner)
  • Boundaries and Congregational Family Systems (Dr. Adams)
  • The Pastor's Family (Dr. Adams)
  • Vocational Ministry: Hazards to a Healthy Marriage (Dr. Don and Robin Welch)
  • The Pathway to Well-Being (Dr. Adams)
  • Well-Being and the Biblical Sabbath Mandate (Rev. Ron Fay)

Wednesday, June 12th

  • Directed Reflection Exercise (Rev. Warner)
  • Relational Assertiveness and Problem Relationships (Dr. Adams)
  • The Loneliness of Leadership (Dr. Ralph Earle / Dr. Ken and Eileen Wells)
  • Addictive Behavior and the Pornography Trap (Dr. Earle / Wells)
  • The Clarification Process (Dr. Earle / Wells)

Thursday, June 13th

  • Directed Reflection Exercise (Rev. Warner)
  • Soul Care (Rev. Warner)
  • Getting Past Survival (Rev. Warner)
  • Practices for the Long Haul (Rev. Warner)
  • A Personal Wholeness Plan (Dr. Adams)

Primary Seminar Team:

  • Dr. Chris Adams, Associate Campus Pastor for Community Care at Azusa Pacific University
  • Dr. Ralph Earle, Founder and Director of Psychological Counseling Services
  • Rev. Larry Warner, Founder and Executive Director of "b ministries"

Seminar Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird Registration (before June 7) - $79
  • General Registration (June 7-June 10) - $99


Seminars by the Sea are continuing education opportunities for pastors and church leaders to escape for several days of knowledge and skill development.

Seminars can also be counted as units toward PLNU’s Master of Ministry degree program. Interested in earning your Master of Ministry degree? Please contact Megan Fausz at or (619) 563-2821.