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Caring for Your Pastor

The goal of this study is to help church leadership teams (boards, staff-parish relations committees, etc.) understand how to care for their pastors and ministry staff well. Leadership teams can incorporate this six-lesson study into regularly scheduled meetings or engage most of the lessons in a retreat setting. We recommend completing Wellbeing for Leadership Teams prior to beginning this study.

This study is for church leadership teams and features Drs. Matt Bloom, Chuck DeGroat and Walter Gibson

Study Resources

Download Small Group Facilitator’s Guide (PDF)

Download Small Group Guide (PDF)

Download Action Plan Worksheet (PDF)

Lesson 1 Video | Defining Wellbeing

Watch the video titled Four Components of Wellbeing. Dr. Matt Bloom offers a research-based framework for understanding wellbeing.

Lesson 2 Video | Pastoral Wellbeing

Watch the video titled Why Pastoral Wellbeing Matters in which Dr. Matt Bloom describes what he believes pastors’ wellbeing matters.

Lesson 3 Video | Great Expectations

Watch the video titled Pastoral Expectations in which Pastor Walter Gibson explains the challenge of meeting the church’s expectations.

Lesson 4 Video | Community for Pastors

Watch the video titled The Pastor’s Community in which Dr. Chuck DeGroat describes the type of community pastors need in order to thrive.

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