Coffee & Conversation: A Morning Devotion with Pastor Tom Elson | John 17: Jesus’ Prayer
Pastor Tom guides us on a journey through the prayer of Jesus from the Gospel of John 17:1-26. Christ’s prayer speaks to us today in our uncertainty as clearly as it did to the disciples in the face of Jesus’ death and departure. Over these 10 sessions we will dwell with the words of Jesus as he prays-for himself, for his disciples and for us!
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Understanding Stress Workshop–May 2020
Kristen Gustavson, LCSW, PhD
Part 1: Presentation slides and Squeeze Out Stress exercise
Part 2: Building Resilience
Coping with stress can be a challenge for any of us under “normal” circumstances. Shelter-in-Place and the Covid-19 pandemic, however, have unleashed stressors that take us into uncharted territory. In the Understanding Stress series, Dr. Kristen Gustavson discusses how stress works and guides us in looking at ways to build resillience into our daily rhythms.
Kristen is a faculty member in the Department of Social Work at CSU East Bay and an expert in community mental health. Dr. Gustavson is the former Executive and Clinical Director of Berkeley Christian Counselors. She and her family are members of our First Pres community.
Exploring the Stages of Faith–January 2020
The Journey Inward, Journey Outward
Kate Rankin, PhD
Part 1: Introduction, Stages 1-2
Part 2: Stages 3-6
Just as our human development follows fairly predictable stages and seasons, a similar dynamic is at work in our spiritual journey. Dr. Kate Rankin guides us to explore these seasons of spiritual development using the influential work of Janet Hagberg and Robert Guelich in their book, The Critical Journey: Stages in the Life of Faith. Greater awareness of these Stages of Faith can illuminate our own journey and enable us to better appreciate and support others on their path. Kate is Professor and Psychologist at UCSF Department of Neurology. She and her family are members of our First Pres community.