A workshop for members of the Staff-Parish Relations Committees and Lay Members to be held on Friday evening, March 4, from 7-8:30 pm, at Jonestown UMC. You don’t want to miss this experience.
How can the Staff-Parish Relations Committee support the spiritual health of the congregation by supporting the spiritual health of its pastor?
Through his presentations and group interaction Dr. David Oliver will help members of the SPRC understand the dynamics of a pastor’s spiritual life, how problems may develop, and what the committee can do to create an environment in the life of the church which is wholesome for both lay and clergy spiritual health. On Saturday Dr. Oliver will be leading a whole day workshop for the pastors of the NW district. Be sure your pastor attends!
The Rev. Dr. David Oliver, United Methodist pastor of thirty years, now provides transformational coaching, spiritual direction and inner healing through Living Waters Ministry, North Canton, Ohio. Dr. Oliver is an adjunct professor at the graduate level at both Malone University and Ashland University in Ohio teaching in the areas of Spiritual Formation and Practical Theology. David also serves as a Mentor and Coach in the Pastors of Excellence program of Ashland Theological Seminary.
Please note that although this event is being offered to you free (it is being paid for with NW District funds), we will need a count of how many people are coming so we can prepare the room and any materials. Please call the district office, 570-624-1471, with questions.
The Rev. Dr. David Oliver earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in Family and Community Services, a Master of Divinity from Duke University Divinity School and his Doctor of Ministry in Spiritual Formation from Asbury Theological Seminary.
He joyfully uses his spiritual gifts of teaching, pastor, administration, leadership, and apostleship to help others become more faithful and effective disciples of Jesus Christ. For over thirty years, Dr. Oliver has acted as a Spiritual Director for clergy and lay leaders. He is a Mentor and Coach in the Pastors of Excellence program of Ashland Seminary. Dr. Oliver is an adjunct professor at the graduate level at both Malone University and Ashland University in Ohio teaching in the areas of Spiritual Formation and Practical Theology. He has been a participant and leader in many spiritual renewal events. He is the author of three books. Dr. Oliver has expertise in personality types, spiritual gifts discovery, inner healing, spiritual warfare and deliverance, leadership development, team building and congregational renewal.
Dr. Oliver grew up in a pastoral family and pastored United Methodist churches for nearly thirty years until God called him to full time Transformational Coaching and Spiritual Direction. He is a certified Christian Leadership Coach with Coach Approach Ministries in North Carolina and is also a certified Coach with CoachNet in Ohio. Dr. Oliver is very familiar with the deserts as well as the delights of ministry. He knows how to help leaders maximize their effectiveness, grow through difficulties and challenges, and is gifted in helping leaders find an oasis in the desert times of life and work.