Faith and Family Café

Faith and Family Café starts a new year at 8:30 Sunday mornings beginning on September 15th.

Learning and growing at the café.

From September 15th thru December 15th we examine the foundational building blocks in a spiritually and psychologically sound life.  Each level has a psychological strength that is connected to a corresponding spiritual strength.  Here’s an initial look at those building blocks:

SEPTEMBER 15:  FALLING BACKWARDS

The Psychological Strength:                    Trust
The Spiritual Strength:                              Faith

SEPTEMBER 22:  STANDING ON YOUR OWN TWO FEET

The Psychological Strength:                    Holding on and letting go
The Spiritual Strength:                              Acceptance of Self and Non-judgment

SEPTEMBER 29:  IMAGINING WHO I CAN BE

Pastor Scott and Deb leading a session at the café.

The Psychological Strength:                    Initiative
The Spiritual Strength:                              Service

OCTOBER 6:  LOOK WHAT I CAN DO!

The Psychological Strength:                    Mastery and Competence
The Spiritual Strength:                              Freedom and Discipleship

OCTOBER 13:  FINDING MYSELF

The Psychological Strength:                    Personal Identity
The Spiritual Strength:                              Devotion and Faithfulness

OCTOBER 20:  BEING PRESENT

The Psychological Strength:                    Intimacy
The Spiritual Strength:                              Inhabiting the Kingdom of God

OCTOBER 27:  CARING FOR MY WORLD

The Psychological Strength:                    Generativity
The Spiritual Strength:                              Giving and Nurturing

NOVEMBER 3:  LOOKING BACK AND AHEAD

The Psychological Strength:                    Integrity
The Spiritual strength:                              Personal Wisdom

This course is appropriate for adults and parents—for looking at your own life and better understanding the challenges of your children’s lives.

Each week we will look at the virtue, the loss, the spiritual gift, the spiritual state of being, and the suffering inherent in each stage of life.

Prior to January, 2020, we will offer everyone the opportunity to complete the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory (MBTI).  The MBTI is the most widely-used personality inventory in both the business and religious worlds.

We encourage everyone to be a part of the MBTI course.  It will be an incredible aid to communication and team-building within our congregation and a powerful asset for your own growth as a person, for your relationships, and for your life of faith.  And you will have lots of fun!!!!

COURSE LEADERS:

Scott Olbert is an ordained Lutheran Pastor and a Pastoral Psychotherapist.  He served congregations for forty years and served Limina Institute as President.  Pastor Scott also has worked as a consultant and workshop leader.  He was among the first group of religious professionals to be trained by Alban Institute in the use of the MBTI.

Debbie Olbert has worked as an elementary school teacher, middle-school guidance counselor, as an Adjunct Faculty member at Illinois State University, and as a counselor with Limina Institute.