Pastors and associate pastors across the USA/Canada Region who have not completed the Flourishing in Ministry survey have just five days left to participate before the survey closes Wednesday, November 21.
The Flourishing in Ministry survey provides feedback to each participant on their own well-being, a key component to personal and family health, and effective, long-term ministry. Participants are also invited to use the Work Well – Wellbeing App (available for both Apple and Android devices) to track their success in making adjustments to improve the quality of their well-being.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Nazarene clergy to take stock of how they are doing in properly caring for themselves,” said Stan Rodes, Global Clergy Development administrative director. “Congregations receive better leadership when pastors are intentional and strategic in caring for themselves, their marriages, and their families.”
Responses collected are kept strictly confidential by the Flourishing in Ministry team (which is not affiliated with the Church of the Nazarene), but the overall findings will assist the USA/Canada Region and Global Clergy Development in discerning ways to improve the training of those preparing for vocational ministry in the Church of the Nazarene as well as to better resource those already ordained.
The Church of the Nazarene views its participation in the Flourishing in Ministry Study, funded by the Lilly Endowment, as one of the most important clergy health initiatives of recent decades. Pastors and associate pastors have received information by email on how to participate. This information can also be obtained from the Global Clergy Development office by calling 800-306-7651 or by sending a request by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.