Classes & Events

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Sign up to receive regular updates on new classes and events. Contact the Center at 515-274-4006 or info@dmpcc.org.

 

 

Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Practice

10-week class for counselors, psychologists, social workers, clergy, nurses and other mental health professionals. Fridays / September 4 – November 6, 2015

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The Wisdom of Mindfulness

Eight-week class: Thursdays, September 10 – October 29, 2015

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Becoming and Elder, Spiritual Reflection on the Second Half of Life

Six-week class: Friday mornings / October 16 – November 20, 2015

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Leadership and Anxiety in the Church

One-day seminar: Thursday, November 5, 2015

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Coming soon: PrairieFire 2016-2018

Two-year program.

Check back in August 2015 for information on Prairie Fire, starting a new session in the fall of 2016. To be sure you receive new information as it becomes available, send us an email with your contact information: info@dmpcc.org or contact Diane McClanahan at dmcclanahan@dmpcc.org or 515-251-6667.

 

Filled: Pastoral Care Specialist Program

The Center’s Pastoral Care Specialist Program is a two-year program of professional development and renewal, designed for clergy, religious professionals, and others involved in ministries of pastoral care. Participants meet monthly to address the practical skill, knowledge, and sensitivity critical to effective pastoral care. During each session, participants are also provided support, encouragement, and consultation on their work. Participants can solidify what they already do well and integrate new knowledge and skills into their ministries. Registration is limited. The deadline for reservations is September 1, 2015.

**NOTE: This class is now filled to capacity. Please contact Diane McClanahan to get on a waiting list and to discuss other options, dmcclanahan@dmpcc.org, 515-251-6667.

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For additional information, email Diane McClanahanDirector of the Institute for the Practice of Ministry, or (515) 251-6667.

Therapeutic Yoga Classes

The goal of Therapeutic Yoga is to befriend, reconnect with and feel empowered in your body. In a safe and predictable environment, you are invited to notice sensations, experiment with movement and breathing, and practice making choices about what is right for you. Therapeutic Yoga was developed by world-renowned psychiatrist and neuroscientist Bessel van der Kolk, MD, founder of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, MA, and David Emerson, Director of Yoga Services at JRI.

Sign up to receive information on future yoga classes by contacting the Center: 515-274-4006 or info@dmpcc.org.

Organic Ministry: Cultivating Soil & Soul

This course is aimed at pastoral leaders in congregations, though it is neither strictly limited to professional clergy nor to those who serve in congregations. The course is built upon the participant’s direct experience of creation on, and the culture of, a small, diversified family farmstead. The farm serves as the context for practical and theological study of the nature of the church as household within the divine economy of Creation and Kingdom. Attention is given to those understandings and practices that make for the health of the individual and the household in its spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, interpersonal, vocational, and creational dimensions.

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For additional information contact Diane McClanahan, Director of the Institute for the Practice of Ministry; 515-251-6667. 

 

Sep
4
Fri
Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Practice @ Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Sep 4 @ 8:15 pm – Nov 6 @ 9:15 pm

This course is designed especially for the Center’s practicum students, and is also relevant continuing education for counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, clergy, and other mental health professionals.

The online registration link is open.

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Sep
7
Mon
Organic Ministry: Cultivating Soil and Soul @ Taproot Garden
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

This course is aimed at pastoral leaders in congregations, though it is neither strictly limited to professional clergy nor to those who serve in congregations. The course is built upon the participant’s direct experience of creation on, and the culture of, a small, diversified family farmstead. The farm serves as the context for practical and theological study of the nature of the church as household within the divine economy of Creation and Kingdom. Attention is given to those understandings and practices that make for the health of the individual and the household in its spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, interpersonal, vocational, and creational dimensions.

Participants enroll for a full year, gathering monthly in groups of up to eight to spend a day on the farm (8 a.m. – 4 pm, February through January, excluding December).  The first half of the day is spent engaging Creation’s processes by way of the shared labor of light farm work (such as weeding the garden and tending the chickens).  The second half of the day is spent in quiet time, prayer, reflection, and facilitated discussion.  Conversation typically revolves around the given life experienced and observed in nature, its biblical and theological expressions, and the uncanny similarity of any organic “household” — whether a group of colleagues, a flock or family, the plant-community of a garden or the people-community of a congregation.  As one participates in and reflects upon the regenerative order of Creation, new thinking and functioning is encouraged toward the “Holy health” of the pastoral leader, the family and the congregation.

The year-long program costs $775 per person, which includes lunches, occasional guest speakers, but does not include textbooks.

To register, contact Diane McClanahan, Director of the Institute for the Practice of Ministry at the Center.

 

 

 

Sep
10
Thu
Pastoral Care Specialist Program @ Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Sep 10 2015 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 8 2017 @ 3:00 pm

The Center’s Pastoral Care Specialist Program is a two-year program of professional development and renewal, designed for clergy, religious professionals, and other persons involved in ministries of pastoral care. Participants meet monthly to address the practical skill, knowledge, and sensitivity critical to effective pastoral care. During each session, participants are also provided support, encouragement, and consultation on their work. Participants can solidify what they already do well and integrate new knowledge and skills into their ministries. Registration is limited. The deadline for reservations is September 1, 2015.

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The Wisdom of Mindfulness @ Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Sep 10 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 8:30 pm

Registration: Register online here, or contact the Center directly at 515-274-4006 or info@dmpcc.org. Deadline to register: Friday, September 4, 2015

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Sep
11
Fri
Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Practice @ Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Sep 11 @ 8:15 pm – Nov 13 @ 8:15 pm

This course is designed especially for the Center’s practicum students, and is also relevant continuing education for counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, clergy, and other mental health professionals.

The online registration link is open.

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Sep
12
Sat
PrairieFire – Saturday Program @ Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Sep 12 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

PrairieFire will meet on the second Saturday of the month, September – June, 2014 – 2016.

Sep
17
Thu
The Wisdom of Mindfulness @ Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 5 @ 7:30 pm

Registration: Register online here, or contact the Center directly at 515-274-4006 or info@dmpcc.org. Deadline to register: Friday, September 4, 2015

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Sep
18
Fri
Introduction to Trauma Sensitive Practice @ Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Sep 18 @ 8:15 pm – Nov 20 @ 8:15 pm

This course is designed especially for the Center’s practicum students, and is also relevant continuing education for counselors, social workers, psychologists, nurses, clergy, and other mental health professionals.

The online registration link is open.

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Sep
21
Mon
PrairieFire – Monday Program @ Plymouth Congregational Church
Sep 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

PrairieFire will meet on the third Monday of the month, September – June, 2014 – 2016. Note: In January the class will meet on the fourth Monday due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

Sep
24
Thu
The Wisdom of Mindfulness @ Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Nov 12 @ 7:30 pm

Registration: Register online here, or contact the Center directly at 515-274-4006 or info@dmpcc.org. Deadline to register: Friday, September 4, 2015

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