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Summit, NJ
Advent Seminar to Address Pressures of Ministry Life

Advent Clinics of Summit and Hawthorne, will present a seminar for single and married clergy, along with their spouses, called "Pastors Under Fire," a program designed to encourage pastors in their work, on Friday, September 26, from 7:45 a.m. to noon at the Christian Health Care Center in Wyckoff.

According to Advent Clinical Director, Dr. Roy Vogel, a resident of Scotch Plains, "Pastors today are under greater pressure than ever before. They face pressure from their own congregations to enlarge their churches, from their denominations to keep financial support coming, and from themselves to perform at peak efficiency."

The seminar will feature presentations from five professional clinicians and clergy. Among them will be Dr. Norman Walter of Scotch Plains, who will bring his years of experience as a Baptist minister and therapist to bear as he focuses on the pain and pressures of ministry.

Dr. Vogel will utilize his clinical experience as a psychologist to address the need for affirmation and perspective in ministry.

Worship leaders for the event will be William and Graceline Aberdeen, residents of Scotch Plains and natives of the island of Trinidad. They are Ministers of Music at the Jesus Restoration Ministry in Plainfield.

In addition to Dr. Vogel and Dr. Walter, Troy Chisolm of Advent Management Services and Dr. James Brix, therapist and coordinator of this event, are also from Scotch Plains.

All area pastors are invited to attend. Married clergy are encouraged to include their spouses in this program. For registration and further information, please call Advent at 1-888-238-3680. The registration deadline is tomorrow, Friday, September 19.

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