Parakaleo Training

Why Train Pastor’s Wives?

During the first half of our 35-year marriage, my husband and I had weekly discussions on the injustices women face in ministry. Ever since my teen years, when I would stomp into the principal’s office over an injustice in school, I’ve had a bent towards advocating for others. Looking back, I’m not surprised at the direction my life has taken in starting Parakaleo.

Couples go into church planting together and during the assessment process, the [...]

By |December 29th, 2017|Shari Thomas|2 Comments|

Living With Stress?

 

At one of Parakaleo’s early training events, we came up with a mnemonic device to help us remember some components of healthy living for a profession that can suck us dry. Obviously, we could add more, but when living with stress we need simple. So here you have it. Our Five S’s that can be listed on one hand.

Sun

While you might enjoy a good tan, we’re referring to the effects of light. Are you [...]

Our Top Training Tips

My dad, Allen Thompson, a gifted trainer by nature, taught me to sail as a young teen. On a 12ft somewhat battered catamaran, he showed me the basics in Key Biscayne Bay before handing me the tiller. I don’t recall if it was that first day or our second time out when he asked about my greatest fear on the water. At that time it was capsizing. You can guess the next lesson.  Once [...]

The Verdict

I first met Terri at the Nashville airport when we were sharing a ride to Parakaleo’s Basic Training Event. One of the goals in our training is to knead the truths of the gospel into our every day lives. We know God loves and accepts us but how does that impact our every day lives?  This is how Terri explains it…

The verdict is in! The gavel came down. The court is adjourned!

A conclusion [...]