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Research shows that the most significant relationship for pastors’ well-being is with their congregations.
“This conference offers a unique and much-needed platform for public sharing of important, cutting-edge research and best practices so we can help clergy and their families to flourish for a lifetime of ministry,” said Rev. Russ Gunsalus.
Rugh has already made a significant impact in her role as director of Spanish Ministry Education and Clergy Care.
Education & Clergy Development and Wesleyan Publishing House partnered to host Made New Retreats in three cities. The soul care retreats were for pastors and focused on their spiritual lives.
“Sometimes pastors don’t avail themselves of things until there is a crisis; we’re trying to encourage pastors to be thinking ahead about what kinds of habits of mind and heart they can begin to make part of their life before there’s a crisis,”
The Wesleyan Church is being proactive in informing churches and clergy on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) affects them.
The Pacific Southwest District event for women in ministry is designed to encourage and support the pastors through sharing experiences and deepening relationships.
In a blog post for Christianity Today, Ed Stetzer examines the retention rate from 2005-2008 for clergy within The Wesleyan Church.
This role is important, because—according to Styers—the problem with executing clergy care is not a lack of concern, but a lack of time on the part of district leaders. “We try our very best to not let people fall through the cracks…
The Flourishing in Pastoral Ministry Conference, held on October 11, 2013, in Marion, Ind., explored “best theories and practices for fostering clergy wellness.”
Just like you need a pastor’s care and support, a pastor needs the same in return.
The guide serves as a method to assist pastors and clergy leaders in taking steps to truly reclaim the Sabbath.
Clergy care coordinators reach out to pastors and their families with prayers and calls and facilitate pastors’ access to resources like counseling or educational funding.
Newly ordained pastors of The Wesleyan Church were celebrated, encouraged and resourced at the event specifically crafted for them.