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“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.
Every two years, a conference for women clergy and ministerial students is held to carry out the Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy’s vision.
Research shows that the most significant relationship for pastors’ well-being is with their congregations.
“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 clergy housing allowance remains safe for the “foreseeable future.”
The Pacific Southwest District event for women in ministry is designed to encourage and support the pastors through sharing experiences and deepening relationships.
SWU professor, Mari Gonlag, has been named president of Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy.
Dr. Dennis Jackson of Global Partners and Rev. Russ Gunsalus of Education and Clergy Development are re-elected to office after being nominated by General Superintendent-elect, Dr. Wayne Schmidt.
Through the Thrive Financial Initiative pastors who experience financial stresses can find help spiritually, intellectually, relationally, and financially.
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.
The guide serves as a method to assist pastors and clergy leaders in taking steps to truly reclaim the Sabbath.
In June, 2013, over one hundred leaders from across the North American Wesleyan Church gathered in Indianapolis for a symposium addressing the challenges facing clergy development and education.
In a blog post for Christianity Today, Ed Stetzer examines the retention rate from 2005-2008 for clergy within The Wesleyan Church.