Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence
The mission of the RCPE is to create opportunities for pastoral enrichment that re-Source ministers, helping them maintain their effectiveness. The center serves clergy of any denomination, both men and women, regardless of race or age.
Gateway to Hope Birmingham; Veterans Moral Injury Conference
The Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence at Samford University and Samaritan Counseling Centers of Greater Birmingham, will host “Gateway to Hope Birmingham,” a symposium on ministry to veterans. The day-long event will be held at Samford University on March 17, 2015. The symposium will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and resources related to helping clergy, congregations, and communities work together to meet unique needs of veterans and their families. While all vets face challenges in the years following their service, recently deployed veterans face special challenges.
The program will include presentations by military chaplains, a professor of philosophy and ethics, and pastoral care specialists. The challenge of “moral injury,” a diagnosis common among many recently returned vets, will be among the topics addressed.
Registration will open in January 2015 via the Resource Center’s website. More details, including the event schedule and a list of keynote presenters will be available in late December. For more information please contact the Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence at (205) 726-4064, email firstname.lastname@example.org or continue to check the website.
New Resource Available
Audio files of selected lectures hosted by the Resource Center for Pastoral Excellence are now available on the website. The audio files are located under the "Bivocational Resources" page under "RCPE Resources". The audio files are free to download or listen to directly from the website. Note: iTunes is required to access the files. You may download iTunes for free by following this link.