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 Program is a weeklong residential event that takes a holistic approach to pastoral self-care. A series of assessments pinpoint mental, emotional and physical stressors. Counselors provide guidance on course corrections. A physical trainer helps design a workout plan if needed, and spiritual coaching can result in plans for spiritual growth. All this and two months’ worth of follow-up coaching are provided by certified professionals who specialize in working with clergy. Sessions are offered every month and are limited to five participants each. Low participant numbers allow for plenty of structured and unstructured time with program leaders and peers. The Clergy Program could be part of a sabbatical plan or serve as a continuing education experience.
Curated by Marie F. Fleming