Thrive in 5

Thrive In 5:  Relational- Cultivating Friendships

Thrive In 5: Relational- Cultivating Friendships

  Reflecting God’s own triune nature, we are created to live in loving community with others as well as with God. Too much isolation can lead to loneliness, depression, and sense of abandonment. Our perceptions can become distorted. A healthy pastor will...
Thrive In 5:  Relational- Empathizing with others

Thrive In 5: Relational- Empathizing with others

  Reflecting God’s own triune nature, we are created to live in loving community with others. As pastors who love, it is essential that we empathize with others: to feel what others feel. People must sense that we understand them. People will know that we...
Thrive in 5: Financial- Personal Insurance Needs

Thrive in 5: Financial- Personal Insurance Needs

  Stewardship includes taking healthy care of ourselves so we can be there for others. It also involves thinking ahead to care for those we love in the event of a tragedy. Some believe that purchasing life insurance indicates a lack of faith in God’s...
Thrive in 5: Financial- Personal Finances

Thrive in 5: Financial- Personal Finances

Few areas in our lives are as sensitive as personal finances. Finances are often a great source of stress for clergy. Yet no matter how much or how little we earn, we are responsible to be good stewards of what the Lord provides. Stewardship includes taking healthy...
Clergy Care Programs & Resources

Clergy Care Programs & Resources

ECD Home Thriving Clergy The Gathering Ministerial Preparation Wesleyan Higher Education Thrive Financial Initiative Women in Ministry   Education & Clergy Development offers a variety of resources to help clergy and spouses to be healthy, fit and effective...
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...