Thriving Clergy

Thrive In 5:  Relational

Thrive In 5: Relational

  What is a secret to strong relationships? In his book “The Relationship Cure,” relational researcher, John Gottman, suggests that we should be on the lookout for “bids for connection” and turn toward these bids whenever we can. What is a bid for connection? A...
Thriving in ministry: the best young pastors

Thriving in ministry: the best young pastors

  Stepping out of college and into the world of ministry can be a daunting prospect. After graduation, young ministers often feel unsure of how to use their education and apply it in the “real world.” Rev. Miles Welch—executive director of leadership initiatives...
A Warm Welcome at New Pastor Orientation

A Warm Welcome at New Pastor Orientation

This year’s Education and Clergy Development’s New Pastor Orientation welcomed 15 new pastors and their spouses to the Wesleyan community, with times of sharing, networking and advice. On October 11-12, new pastors, their spouses and seasoned Wesleyans met at...
Sanctifying Context

Sanctifying Context

By Dr. Steven Lennox | Apr 8, 2016 “A Sanctifying Context: The Purpose for Wesleyan Higher Education” Denominational Symposium May 26, 2014 Introduction It is no secret that higher education is facing significant challenges such as economic pressures,...
Sabbaticals: Learning to Thrive

Sabbaticals: Learning to Thrive

By Jessica White | Oct 14, 2016 The word “sabbaticals” is sometimes accompanied by a negative connotation. When ministers consider a sabbatical they think: “There is never a good time to get away. If I leave now, the church will fall apart.”...
Gordon Ritchie: A Physician of the Soul

Gordon Ritchie: A Physician of the Soul

Gordon Ritchie recently retired from a fulfilling career as a United States Marine Corps Chaplain. After twenty-four years of service, Ritchie has had an influence on many young people in the United States Navy. His career–shaped by honor, hope, presence, and...