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Are you a ministry leader struggling to find balance between your work and personal life? Do you want to flourish in all areas of your life? Check out our coaching program specifically designed for ministry leaders like you. Our expert coaches will work with you to develop personalized strategies to help you achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself.
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“Pastors and ministry leaders don’t get into difficulty because they forget they are leaders… they get into difficulty because they forget they are persons.” – Dr. Archibald Hart
Flourishing Ministry Teams
After a decade of studying the wellbeing of clergy at the University of Notre Dame, our research has consistently shown that vibrant and thriving churches are led by flourishing clergy. When clergy experience high levels of wellbeing, they are able to be at their best as ministry leaders. Our research has also shown that one of the most important factors for the wellbeing of clergy is that they have strong, positive relationships with their congregations, especially their lay leaders.
This series is designed for use with the core leadership team, which works best with five to seven members. Your group could include the following:
• Pastor • Priest • Minister • A small group of key lay leaders
This series maps out a process the core leadership team can use to cultivate high levels of wellbeing among the team members. This series guides the leadership team through an exploration of wellbeing and why it is important for the clergy and the life of the local church. Hands-on activities create opportunities for each team member to develop a personalized wellbeing plan and for the team to establish practices that foster wellbeing among all of its members.
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Commit to a life-changing wellbeing journey for you and your church. Invest in yourself, your leadership, and your congregation as you develop the skills to battle burnout, discover your individual wellbeing level and the group’s, and how spirituality intersects with wellbeing.
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Is our coaching program right for you? Check out these frequently asked questions:
What is Flourishing in Ministry Coaching?
While a lot of coaching for ministry leaders focuses on ministry skill development, Flourishing in Ministry coaching focuses on the holistic, personal formation of ministry leaders. Flourishing in Ministry Coaching utilizes a synthesis of practical and pastoral theology, applied positive psychology from the Flourishing in Ministry project, and ministry leadership coaching designed for the holistic formation and wellbeing of pastors and other ministry leaders. A group of highly educated, trained, certified, and experienced FiM coaches are available to journey with you in moving toward your own wellbeing and leadership goals.
What is the Flourishing in Ministry Project?
Over 10 years of scientific research with over 15,000 pastors has led to an integrated model of wellbeing at work for ministry leaders. What are the practices and conditions that not only prevent burnout, but promote flourishing? You were created to flourish in four key dimensions: Everyday Wellbeing, Resilience, Thriving, and Authenticity. Learn more (link to: https://workwellresearch.org/) [future consideration: can we actually include the FiM graphics that show the 4-dimensions of flourishing?
What is Coaching?
The International Coaching Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.” Our Flourishing in Ministry Coach Education Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd, defines Christian coaching as “a professional relationship focused on empowering a person or group to effect change, create new awareness, move into action and step into the abundant Christian life.” While coaching is different from pastoral counseling, psychotherapy, spiritual direction, or mentoring, at times coaching may overlap to some extent with all of these.