An ongoing list of things to read, resources to discover, websites to peruse and video clips to watch on clergy health and well-being.
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March, 2014 — Please find below a list of websites focused around clergy health and well-being. We remain grateful to the Pension Fund of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) for making MLCI and its work possible.
Matt Bloom’s foundational research and work can be found here at the Flourishing in Ministry Project’s homepage. Dr. Bloom’s work feeds and informs what happens with the MLCI project at Lexington Theological Seminary, as well as other conversations across denominational lines and clergy contexts.
The Alban Institute — From the website: “The Alban Institute is an independent center of learning and leadership development with a focus on congregations. Located in greater Washington, D.C., Alban is a not-for-profit, membership organization that develops and shares knowledge through consulting, publishing, research, and education programs.”
The Center for Pastoral Excellence (located at Christian Theological Seminary) — From the website: “…a strategic initiative at Christian Theological Seminary to address the long arc of ministry — from vocational discernment to seminary training to sustaining outstanding ministers and pastors in their ongoing work. The Center was established in the summer of 2012 with generous initial funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. It includes an array of programs that together offer a flexible and responsive model for theological education.”
The Well-Fed Spirit — The website’s creator and webmaster is The Reverend Warren Lynn, Executive Minister for Christian Vocations for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). You’ll find there at host of ideas for spiritual practice and wellness.