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Introduction to Family Systems Thinking (Bowen Theory) 

January 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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First Wednesday of the month from October 2018 through May 2019
Have you ever felt anxious as a leader in your church or family? Have you ever wished or prayed for a less anxious life for yourself, and healthier relationships with others?
If so, then this may be a life changing opportunity for you! Join us as we learn a different way to function in relationships with others. A way which allows us to define who we are as a person and make healthy choices in our responsiveness to relationships within the family systems in which we live. This time of learning is for those with little or no experience in Family Systems Theory
Tony Shumaker, Pastor at Middleville UMC will facilitate this opportunity to rethink your own functioning, as well as how to function in relationship with others. We will use the second edition of the book, “Extraordinary Relationships” written by Roberta M. Gilbert, MD (ISBN 978-0-692-82379-8) as a learning tool during monthly sessions. There is no fee for this training other than the book purchase (please purchase on your own). 
The meetings will take place on the first Wednesday of each month beginning October 3rd through May 1st, from 1-3:30 pm at the Michigan Conference West Offices (207 Fulton St. E., Suite 6, Grand Rapids 49503). Please park in the Grand Rapids First UMC parking lot on west side Barclay street and press the white button on the parking lot gate to announce yourself, and you will be let in to park. Participation is limited to 20 people. Questions? Please contact Tony at or call 269.650.5112. Want to register? please contact Cheryl Poole at or 517-347-4030 ext. 4091. 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019


January 2, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Michigan Conference West Office
207 Fulton Street E
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Tony Shumaker