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Clergy Care Programs & Resources
Central location for the Clergy Care programs from the Education & Clergy Development team.
Education & Clergy DevelopmentECD Home Thriving Clergy Ministerial Preparation Ministerio de Educación en Español Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry Looking for Resources?Try your search on Resource Center The Education and Clergy Development Division of The...
“Flourishing in Ministry” Research ProjectECD 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...
National Study of Wesleyan Clergy and SpousesAs we all know by now, studies show that being a pastor (of any sort) is one of the most gratifying, fulfilling vocations around AND AT THE SAME TIME one of the most challenging and stressful. What we don’t know is just how pastors in The Wesleyan Church fit into that...
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.
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.
80+ Attend Inaugural Clergy Care Conference at IWUEducation and Clergy Development in the new quadrennium was to start a conference for clergy care givers—the counselors and others who offer front line assistance to pastors dealing with personal issues. The published focus of the conference is to “investigate best...
The most significant relationship
Research shows that the most significant relationship for pastors’ well-being is with their congregations.
“Flourishing in Pastoral Ministry” Conference a success
The Flourishing in Pastoral Ministry Conference, held on October 11, 2013, in Marion, Ind., explored “best theories and practices for fostering clergy wellness.”
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,”
Wesleyan Ministerial Loan-GrantECD Home Thriving Clergy Ministerial Preparation Ministerio de Educación en Español Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry Looking for Resources?Try your search on Resource Center Education and Clergy Development exists to develop...
Shocking News about Wesleyan Pastor Washout: Wesleyan Clergy Retention StudyPlease forgive me for the sensational title but the news about Wesleyan pastoral retention is indeed shocking. If I asked you, “How many pastors washout of ministry in their first five years?”, what would you say, 30…40…50…even 60...
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…
Wesleyan women empowered during clergy conference
Every two years, a conference for women clergy and ministerial students is held to carry out the Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy’s vision.
Serving the shepherd
ECD continues the pursuit of the mission in 2022 through equipping and caring for the shepherds.
Thrive In 5-Vacations and Your Health
…now is a good time to be intentional and plan for strategic days off leading up to the holidays and then for an extended time away from ministry-work sometime in the new year.
Cross-TrainingAn 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...
Rugh transitions to full-time role with ECD
Rugh has already made a significant impact in her role as director of Spanish Ministry Education and Clergy Care.
You are not alone
Newly ordained pastors of The Wesleyan Church were celebrated, encouraged and resourced at the event specifically crafted for them.
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
Just like you need a pastor’s care and support, a pastor needs the same in return.
Healthy, Fit, Effective: New Pastors Orientation 2015On November 18-19, 2015, Education and Clergy Development hosted its annual New Pastor Orientation at Wesleyan Headquarters in Fishers, IN. The conference reached out to pastors newly ordained or serving in their first appointment in The Wesleyan Church. This year, 23...
More Than Head Knowledge: 3 Things Every Wesleyan Should Know about Higher EducationIt’s that time of year to take accounts, assess progress and cast vision for the future. At ECD we asked, “What is the state of Wesleyan Higher Education?” ECD Executive Director Russ Gunsalus shared with us three things every Wesleyan should know...
Clergy housing allowance remains intact
The clergy housing allowance remains safe for the “foreseeable future.”