The Wellness Project @ Wycliffe is a long-term research project that has been in process for nearly a decade, and has its origins in efforts to help prevent clergy burnout. This project was born out of a desire to understand both the life-giving and life-eroding elements of Christian ministry life, and to discover how best to support Christian leaders throughout their careers.
Because the research project is ongoing, its form and content will change based on our analysis of the data provided by participants. In its current form, participation in the project involves approximately 60 minutes of time to complete a set of 6 online questionnaires. This project, with the information provided to us by participants, is the basis for the recommendations, tools, and resources we offer to people in ministry.
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Today's blog is a guest post from former pastor Chrystal Westbrook. As ministers and soul caregivers, we instinctively place a priority on the needs of others. Our training and education reinforce that instinct. Placing a priority on our own soul-health needs can...read more
A recent CBC opinion piece highlights the way in which providing pastoral care can be an emotional burden for congregational leaders. Pastoral Care Challenges is one of the potential Core Stressors that we explore in our research. With over 300...read more
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