Posts tagged: Wellbeing

Pastors, We Need You to Be Healthy

By Darrell Yoder on January 24, 2020

On March 17, 2020, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary is hosting our Spring 2020 Talking Points Conference where we will explore questions about resilience, wellbeing and effectiveness in ministry. Research shows that there are certain keys to cultivating a sustainable, sacrificial yet fulfilling ministry, and we want to provide space for pastoral leaders and those who love them to pause, reflect and…

Allies and Confidants: Fighting Loneliness and Finding Friendships

By Darrell Yoder on February 18, 2020

The loneliness of pastoral ministry. That's what surprised Bob Burns when he and his team were conducting the research for "Resilient Ministry: What Pastors Told Us About Surviving and Thriving." Burns is the Spiritual Formation Pastor at Church of the Good Shepherd in Durham, N.C., and one of our speakers at this year's Talking Points conference. Actually it wasn't a surprise, he later qualified.…