United Theological Seminary

Lean Times, Living Stories

October 8, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

When pressures and limitations seem to outweigh our sense of strength and possibility, how do people avoid becoming disheartened? By learning how to tell a more life-giving story. Narrative Theory suggests that the ongoing discipline of crafting a more genuine story, is both rooted in the reality of the moment and expands our sense of mission. During tough times, our narratives often become rote.  Therefore, it is all the more incumbent that we reflect upon the stories we are telling ourselves as our communities navigate the difficulties of transition, loss, and diminishment. Join Diane Millis, adjunct faculty member at United and author of Re-Creating a Life (SDI Press, 2019) along with Sam Rahberg, author of Enduring Ministry(Liturgical Press, 2017) for a morning of collaborative reflection and an opportunity to discern new stories waiting to be told. This workshop will take place via Zoom.


Benedictine Center, Saint Paul’s Monastery
Fee: $30
To register contact Guest Services