Central location for the Clergy Care programs from the Education & Clergy Development team.
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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.
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.
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.”
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,”
Newly ordained pastors of The Wesleyan Church were celebrated, encouraged and resourced at the event specifically crafted for them.
Just like you need a pastor’s care and support, a pastor needs the same in return.
Celebrating Pastor Appreciation Month and the ministry of listening this October.