24 April 2017

A Clergy Husband's Survival Guide (Book Review)

Finding resources for clergy husbands is actually quite difficult. While there is a generous supply of personal stories online, this book is a rare find, even though a vast majority of Australian denominations now accept female clergy in some form or another.

A Clergy Husband’s Survival Guide fits all our good reads criteria! It’s affordable, recent, easy to read, short, and friendly.

20 April 2017

Clergy Family Research: Our Two Part Series

**UPDATE** The official paper is now released & available online
 I recently attended a lecture from a researcher about the gap between research being done and research being used. It was a great reminder to me of the importance of having useable information when you're out in the real world. It has also inspired us to make sure that the data we have gathered from our own research is a practical tool where it might be needed.

3 April 2017

The Pressure To Burn Out (Interview)

News & Views Interview
Our topic this month is burnout and self care. Matt has worked in a wide range of Christian ministries in paid and volunteer positions over the last 15 years and has seen many sides of the coin. I asked him 4 questions about his experience...

1) What is your experience of burnout in ministry?
I have seen burnout do many things to ministry workers. Some people become very guarded, others become cynical about the work and disengage with it somewhat. Some bury themselves even further into their work forgetting about self-care and their relationships and some even leave ministry. But many, like myself when I first began ministry, continue to work through the tiredness without realising that they are burning out.