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Clergy Well-being

Clergy Well-being

Wesleyan Clergy Wellbeing Research Education & Clergy Development has been privileged to partner with clergy care researchers to garner relevant data on the wellbeing of Wesleyan clergy. Here you will find multiple reports from the Flourishing in Ministry project...
The pastors’ pastors

The pastors’ pastors

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.

Education & Clergy Development

Education & Clergy Development

ECD Home Thriving Clergy Ministerial Preparation Ministerio de Educación en Español Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry The Education and Clergy Development Division of The Wesleyan Church: Develops Wesleyan clergy to be healthy,...
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“Flourishing in Ministry” Research Project

ECD Home Thriving Clergy The Gathering Ministerial Preparation Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry 2018 “Flourishing in Ministry” Clergy Wellbeing Survey Education and Clergy development is pleased to announce that...
Flourishing Conference Explores Clergy Well-Being

Flourishing Conference Explores Clergy Well-Being

“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.

Good Stewards of God’s Creation

Good Stewards of God’s Creation

Have you ever had the Holy Spirit confirm a calling? If so, you know these moments tend to be catalytic for your life trajectory. Brian Webb—the current Sustainability Director at Houghton College—recalls a moment when he was called to lead other believers in the...
Thrive Financial Spotlight:  Florida District

Thrive Financial Spotlight: Florida District

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…

Cross-Training

Cross-Training

An Online Ordination Program for the Wesleyan Church Designed for pastors desiring to be ordained through the Wesleyan Church, the Cross Training program is offered exclusively through Oklahoma Wesleyan University. The courses fulfill the academic requirements for...
Thriving Clergy:  Pastorwell

Thriving Clergy: Pastorwell

“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,”

You are not alone

You are not alone

Newly ordained pastors of The Wesleyan Church were celebrated, encouraged and resourced at the event specifically crafted for them.

Graduate Student Theological Seminar

Graduate Student Theological Seminar

ECD Home Thriving Clergy Ministerial Preparation Ministerio de Educación en Español Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry The Graduate Theological Seminar celebrated its 50th year in 2013. The Wesleyan Church and the Free Methodist...
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Wesleyan Seminary Foundation

Wesleyan Seminary Foundation Welcome! The Wesleyan Seminary Foundation exists to advance seminary education in The Wesleyan Church by providing encouragement, care for and advising to Wesleyan seminarians in their call and education/formation process in order to...
ECD Clergy Care Partners

ECD Clergy Care Partners

ECD Home Thriving Clergy The Gathering Ministerial Preparation Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry Clergy Care Partners   ECD is committed to partnering with high quality organizations in order to develop the most healthy, fit...