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Resilience: Practices Self-Facilitated Retreat Guide

We invite you to download our new Self-Facilitated Retreat Guide to foster Practices of Resilience. This is not another daily devotional to add to your list of things to do. It is a flexible, self-paced mini-retreat that can be done on your own time, at your own pace, wherever you are. You can do this

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8 Ways to Care for Your Pastor

Did you know that October is Pastor Appreciation Month? Now more than ever, pastors need support. A number of external stressors, such as increasing job demands, financial stress, and community division, are placed on pastors that contribute to feelings of overwhelm and burnout. How can our congregations and communities step up to relieve some of

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Clergy Burnout Report

Did you know that 90% of pastors feel inadequately trained to cope with ministry demands? And that 30% of pastors are at risk of burnout?⁠ ⁠As a point of contrast: while 1 in 3 pastors is at risk of burnout, only 1 in 5 business leaders is at risk.⁠ Church leadership has never been more

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Mapping Your Community

We all know that we need others to help us in our work and lives, especially when times are stressful. In the Genesis creation narratives, God creates humanity to exist in community. Relationships are so important, the observation “It’s not good for a human to be alone” is recorded as sacred scripture. Yet too often,

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The Resilience Report

The Resilience Report is a 25-page document intended to outline what resilience actually is and what it might look like in practice, and to begin a discussion on its theological and practical implications for Christian leaders. Download: The Resilience Report The report is presented by Kate Davis, Director of Resilient Leaders Project, Dr. J. Derek

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21 Resources for Mentoring Pastors and Pastors in Training

Blog Posts How to Provide A Great Internship Experience at Your Church. The Unstuck Group, 2016. 6 Keys to a Thriving Internship Program for Your Church. Vanderbloemen, 2016. Program Models Becoming a Pastor: Reflections on the Transition into Ministry. James P. Wind and David J. Wood, Alban Institute Report. Developing a Mentoring Model, Based on

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Daily Examen

The Daily Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. It is an ancient Ignatian practice that can help us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience. The Examen is a way of staying present in