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6475-Malone University’s Office of Spiritual Formation, Arrants-McSwain to offer educational workshop for pastors and spiritual leaders

6475-November 20, 2012

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Research indicates that although pastors feel confident in ministry, many struggle in their interaction with others.

A recent Barna study* found that while pastors continue to be capable spiritual leaders in many aspects, the ability to relate with members of their congregation is becoming increasingly difficult. Most have a firm grasp on theological teaching, but still experience an emotional disconnect with others.

In order to serve as an educational resource, Malone University's Office of Spiritual Formation & Arrants-McSwain is offering a one-day workshop on Friday, January 18 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Randall Campus Center located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The workshop is designed to help leaders address two issues related to this disconnect:

1.         How to understand and relate to the people of your congregation.

2.         How to develop spiritual formation practices that relate to your own and your congregation's particular needs.

By the end of the day, pastors and other ministry leaders will understand how their own minds are wired and have tangible ways to relate spiritual formation to the people of their congregations.

Please register here. The cost is $59 per person.

Schedule for the day

8:45 -11 a.m.                Introduction to Psychological Type Theory

11-12 noon                  Using Psychological Type to Interact with Your Congregation

12 Noon-1 p.m.           Lunch provided

1-3 p.m.                       Using Psychological Type to Develop Meaningful Spiritual Formation

Registration is limited to 50 participants.

Celia King of Arrants McSwain Leadership Development will use type theory to connect current findings in psychology and neuroscience to classic spiritual formation practices.

The mission of the Malone University Office of Spiritual Formation is to contribute to students' spiritual formation by building them up to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ by providing faith development opportunities for individuals and groups in a variety of contexts.


Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424