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Clergy Care 800 Helpline

Clergy Care 800 Helpline

New Clergy Care Helpline! 800-53PASTOR   Full Strength Network is partnering with Education & Clergy Development by providing a new helpline for all Wesleyan pastors and their families!   Confidential…

Clergy Care Retreat Centers

Clergy Care Retreat Centers

Education & Clergy Development is pleased to announce new friendships with several high-quality organizations for the overall well-being of our pastors and clergy couples. We are privileged to be receiving…

TFI 2.0

TFI 2.0

…together to build collaborative solutions. Rather than just thinking about problems as clergy issues, successful churches view a thriving clergy as an essential ingredient in a thriving congregation. Additionally, successful…

Thrive Team Resource Center

Thrive Team Resource Center

…Discover-Thrive Team members use the clergy and laity personal guides to reflect on potential financial and other well-being areas for focus. Ideal time to complete = May to June Discuss—Thrive…

Obeying The Sabbath Commandment

Obeying The Sabbath Commandment

…God. To help us all “Reclaim Sabbath,” Dave Higle is working with our Clergy Care Partners and District Clergy Care Coordinators to curate quality resources and experiences that prod us…

Coronavirus – CMAD Resources

Coronavirus – CMAD Resources

…Northwest District Clergy Care Hotline from Education & Clergy Development 5 Ways to Get Better at Preaching/Speaking Directly Into a Camera from Carey Nieuwhof 3 Tips for Transitioning to Remote…

Wesleyan Seminary Foundation

Wesleyan Seminary Foundation

…integrity of Wesleyan students through spiritual care, financial aid, fellowship, service opportunities, recruitment, and graduate placement assistance. Rev. Russ Gunsalus, The Executive Director of Education and Clergy Development, serves as…

Reclaim Sabbath: Sabbath and Technology

Reclaim Sabbath: Sabbath and Technology

…Living, a ministry of Blessed Earth (Dr. Matthew Sleeth) reminds us of the necessity of resting on the Sabbath. Blessings, Dave Higle Director of Clergy Development Education & Clergy Development…

Gaining Perspective and Recognizing Burnout

Gaining Perspective and Recognizing Burnout

…Full Strength Network, a non-denominational Christian clergy family serving ministry, has spoken with more than 60 pastors over the last few weeks. Having counseled more than 6,000 pastors over 20…

Thrive Financial Initiative

Thrive Financial Initiative

…facing Wesleyan clergy. Thriving clergy display well-being spiritually, emotionally, relationally, physically, intellectually, and financially. But, do you know the most common financial challenges facing clergy? Neither did we until we…

Fuel Webcon 2020 Videos

Fuel Webcon 2020 Videos

Fuel WebCon 2020 Webinars Did you enjoy Anita’s talk from Fuel WebCon? You can download her presentation slides and share with your team! Clergy Care Hotline from Education & Clergy

Burnout

Burnout

After experiencing burnout, Pastor Dave Mason nearly walked away from ministry. Hear the story of how God restored his health, family, and passion back to where his call began….

Joining God by Playing

Joining God by Playing

…us forget about work and refreshes us in unexpected ways. See Peter’s blog Sabbath: Joining God by Playing.   Blessings, Dave Higle Director of Clergy Development Education & Clergy Development…

Spending Sabbath Outdoors

Spending Sabbath Outdoors

…steps of Lectio Divina to contemplating the presence of God in nature: Lectio Divina: Reading the Book of Nature. Blessings, Dave Higle Director of Clergy Development Education & Clergy Development…

The Stages of Ministry

The Stages of Ministry

This article is part of a series of helpful resources for clergy emerging from the Notre Dame University, Wellbeing at Work project, “Flourishing in Ministry”: A national, longitudinal study of…

24-Hour Retreat Guide

24-Hour Retreat Guide

…live fuller and lead better.” For more information and outstanding ideas and resources on Sabbath living, visit their website. Blessings, Dave Higle Director of Clergy Development Education & Clergy Development…

Reclaim Sabbath: Prayer of Examen

Reclaim Sabbath: Prayer of Examen

…on relationships, pending decisions, times of transition or gratitude, users can review their day with God wherever they are.” Blessings, Dave Higle Director of Clergy Development Education & Clergy Development…

Reclaim Sabbath: A Rule Of Life

Reclaim Sabbath: A Rule Of Life

…life is and how it can assist you in your life with God. Learn more about Leadership Transformations here. Blessings, Dave Higle Director of Clergy Development Education & Clergy Development…

Burning Out in Ministry

Burning Out in Ministry

This article is part of a series of helpful resources for clergy emerging from the Notre Dame University, Wellbeing at Work project, “Flourishing in Ministry”: A national, longitudinal study of…

Religious Freedom

Religious Freedom

…to administer federal financial assistance for the support of adoption and foster care services shall issue final rules within two years of this bill’s enactment to create an indirect funding…

A Burden Too Heavy?

A Burden Too Heavy?

…of clergy in North America. The Wesleyan Church is a partnering denomination in this study. This article addresses the vital necessity of pastors receiving strong social support for their wellbeing:…

Reclaim Sabbath

Reclaim Sabbath

John & Beth Smith learned to thrive by reclaiming God’s gift of Sabbath. In 2018, Wesleyan clergy will encourage each other to reclaim Sabbath living, a foundational gift from God….

Pastor Appreciation Month

Pastor Appreciation Month

…have shown that one of the most significant factors for clergy well-being is the support pastors feel from their congregations. A partnership between you and your pastor(s) is highly significant…

The Way of Hope – Shepherding Resource

The Way of Hope – Shepherding Resource

Wesleyan Publishing House has developed these free discipleship resources for the local church. These resources are ideal for nurturing spiritual formation church-wide or in small-groups. The Wesleyan Church seeks…

E&CD COVID-19 Hub

E&CD COVID-19 Hub

…but we all know how important it is for those in care-giving professions to “put on their oxygen mask first” before helping others. These wellbeing resources can help all of…

Pastor’s Spouse Connection

Pastor’s Spouse Connection

…support those married to pastors by hosting national gatherings, facilitating ongoing connections, and providing resources for development and care. A Ministry Partnership with Education & Clergy Development, The Wesleyan Church….

Guía para un Retiro de 24 Horas

Guía para un Retiro de 24 Horas

Las prácticas del día Sabatico a menudo implican momentos de soledad para recargar y recuperar la perspectiva. Alan y Gem Fadling dirigen un excelente ministerio llamado Vida sin prisas….

Escribir un plan sabático

Escribir un plan sabático

Para mucha gente, la idea de un día sabático evoca pensamientos y sentimientos de legalismo, fariseos y cosas por el estilo. Pero Jesús corrigió esa noción. Dijo que Dios…

Writing A Sabbath Plan

Writing A Sabbath Plan

For many people, the idea of Sabbath conjures up thoughts and feelings of legalism, Pharisees and such. But Jesus corrected that notion. He said God intended Sabbath as a…