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Hundreds of congregations have benefitted from clergy sabbatical grants since the Louisville Institute, supported by the Lilly Endowment, Inc, began funding them over twenty years ago. Today, the...

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The 24/7 nature of congregational ministry can take its toll on leaders. Pastors looking to maintain or regain personal and professional health can turn to the Davidson Centre for help. The Clergy...

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Most denominations and congregations provide for a committee responsible for clergy support and evaluation. Both pastors and these committees often have misgivings about the clergy review processes...

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“Renewal periods are not vacations, but times for intentional exploration and reflection, for drinking again from God's life-giving waters.” Christian clergy and their congregations are eligible...

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Baylor University’s website offers individuals and congregations several resources related to clergy sexual misconduct. Links to research studies include “The Prevalence of Clergy Sexual Advances...

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More than a dozen experts contribute to this comprehensive work on clergy sexual abuse that is edited by therapists and mental health practitioners John Thoburn and Rob Baker. Together, these...

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Clergy experience a full life; close to God and close to those they serve. It is also true that many clergy are overwhelmed. The thesis of this book is that spiritual leaders need to be gifted at...

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Instances of sexual abuse by clergy are increasing in numbers, and the results are destroying lives. It must stop and so must the triple “demons” of “denial, ignorance, and minimization,” says this...

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Mental health professionals and higher-education instructors Robert McMackin, Terence Keane, and Paul Kline edit this volume that examines clergy sexual abuse from several angles. A series of...

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Many religious leaders are under constant stress from a variety of pressures: long hours in pastoral care, administrative duties, unrealistic expectations (their own and those they serve),...

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In her role as a regional Episcopal leader, author Elizabeth Geitz watched some congregations have a positive experience when calling new clergy leadership while others experienced negativity and...

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This annual publication, by CPA and renowned church financial expert Richard Hammar, provides current information about tax laws as they pertain to congregations and clergy. Because tax laws are...

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Nancy Van Dyke Platt and Chilton R. Knudsen bring their counseling and denominational leadership experience to bear on this book that tackles the systemic, spiritual, and communal problems of...

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It seems obvious, but many church-goers may not realize that how they relate to each other and to their pastor are major factors in the pastor's mental health and work environment. A study of 1,500...

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Lamenting the growing problem of clergy sexual misconduct is how professor Stanley Grenz begins this article designed to help male clergy understand, identify the risks, and accept responsibility...

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“It took a mini-stroke, a mass exodus and a spiritual winter to get my attention - and my congregation’s,” writes David Alves. He requested and received a 6-month sabbatical from day-to-day...

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Eight years into a small Midwestern pastorate, Melissa Sevier found that she was “in a rut of stagnant leadership.” She sought and received a sabbatical leave which yielded a renewal of mind and...

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United Methodist leader Robert Crossman offers fifty helpful actions that congregations can take to ease clergy leadership transitions. Crossman covers seven topics. One helps congregations “say...

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What is the biblical basis for sabbaticals? Why does my pastor - and my congregation - need one? How do we plan a sabbatical? In this well-researched and visually pleasing publication from Focus on...

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Professors and former pastors Kevin Lawson and Mick Boersma combine their experience and education to offer associate staff members a model to help them blossom, grow, and remain healthy and...

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