Like many essential workers, pastors are pushed to work very hard for very little. It’s no surprise that so many of us are tired.
A walk by a stream prompts a writer and spiritual director to wonder: Could a fresh understanding of joy help restore us?
The toll of the last six months on clergy requires a sustained response, from the seminary and denominational levels as well as congregations, writes an expert on faith and mental health.
Pastors can benefit from adaptable, restorative practices, writes a leading researcher on well-being in the workplace.
Intentional self-care, a church’s ethos of care and congregational openness to new approaches are notable factors that contribute to the thriving of Black clergywomen, a researcher has found.
Clergy must honor all aspects of their lives to be healthy in ministry, writes a clinical psychologist who focuses on faith and mental health.
Mike Cope: Contemplation, relationships, emotional maturity and self-care are key to pastoral thriving
Theological training doesn’t offer ministers everything they need to flourish. Pastoral peer groups that develop additional competencies can fill the gap, writes a minister who is director of ministry outreach at Pepperdine University.