Monday, July 11, 2011
live into loving expression of your values as you share your life
FORM NEW FAITH
embrace what gives life... set aside what holds you back
FORGIVE FOR LIFE
accept the truth with growing compassion and freedom
LEAD WITH LOVE
nurture energy for creative and committed leadership
BALANCE TRUE COMMITMENTS
make space to sustain your giving with authentic generosity
TRAVEL TOGETHER WITH NEW ENERGY
recover the joy and hope rooted in your organization's mission
(appointments in-person or by phone)
LOCAL AND TELECLASS EVENTS:
TUESDAYS: Teleclasses and Local Living Well Spirituality Group
THURSDAYS: Luncheons and Teleclasses
FRIDAYS: Seniors' Bible Study (Closed group, meets in Uptown)
SATURDAYS: Monthly Workshops and Retreats
SUNDAYS: No regular programs. Email Sabbath.
RETREAT, EDUCATION & PULPIT SUPPLY
WEEKLY PROGRAMS ARE ON BREAK FOR SUMMER. Check back here soon for Fall 2011 schedule of teleclasses and events in Chicago.
ON THE ROAD
Partnerships for Emergency Preparedness: Building Faith Communities' Capacity to Partner with Public Health Leaders in suburban Cook County. Project Consultant. May-July 2011.
Prayerful Living: Ministers Practicing the Serenity Prayer Together (Closed Group).
Blessings Beyond the Pulpit: Covenant Group for those in Specialized Ministries (Closed Group)
A Living Sacrifice: Biblical Principles for "Self" Care. Community Church of Barrington, September 2011. (Closed Group)
A Living Sacrifice: Eating with SOUL. FEASTIVAL event sponsored by The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation. October 10. Visit www.chicagofaithandhealth.org for more information.
Pulpit Supply: St. James Presbyterian Church and Community Church of Wilmette. Summer/Fall.
<>Unless otherwise noted, all events are at St. James Presbyterian Church, 6554 N. Rockwell Street, Chicago. Programs are the sole responsibility of Living Well Ministries.
Living Well Ministries
6554 N. Rockwell Street
Chicago, IL 60645
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Rev. Jacki Belile, the founder of Living Well Ministries (LWM), is an ordained American Baptist minister and certified empowerment coach. Jacki is committed to serving individuals and groups who seek to live in greater spiritual, physical and/or organizational vitality. She grew up in a fundamentalist church in North Dakota, attended evangelical Taylor University in Indiana, and moved to Chicago with her life partner in 1990. Jacki holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work (from Taylor) and a Master of Divinity degree from Chicago Theological Seminary. She received certification as a life coach from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and is a member of the International Coach Federation.
Jacki has previously worked in the fields of health ministry and interfaith dialogue. Since 2000, she has led retreats and seminars on topics including befriending the Bible, forgiveness, balanced living, stress management and spiritual disciplines.
The first "out" member of the LGBT communities approved for ordination in the American Baptist Churches-USA, Jacki has previously served as pastor of two welcoming and affirming congregations: Phoenix Community Church (Kalamazoo, MI) and Grace Baptist Church (Chicago). Through the ministry of LWM, she enjoys serving as guest preacher, retreat leader and teacher in a wide variety of ecumenical settings.
A child of the Welcoming Churches Movement, Jacki has volunteered in numerous ecumenical efforts toward a more inclusive church for LGBT people and their allies. She was the national committee chair of the first ecumenical gathering of welcoming churches, WOW 2000, in DeKalb, Illinois in 2000. Jacki has served as the Communications Chair of the Holy Relationships National Steering Committee; as a member of the national training team of the Institute for Welcoming Resources; and as a member of the Out in Scripture editorial advisory board, an on-line lectionary-based resource for clergy and laity created by the Human Rights Campaign Religion and Faith Program.
Jacki's hobbies include reading, cooking and improving her music and art literacy. She’s been a yoga student for nine years.