17 July 2017

#ACFlife begins at home

We've officially launched #ACFlife today! With their permission as of today, we'll be sharing through our website and Facebook page a few stories and insights each week from participants in our study based around three areas of life:

Our hope is each one will give you great insights into clergy family life experiences and encourage some interesting conversations! Each week here on Catalyst we'll do a roundup of the week's shared experiences.

We know there are many difficulties with openly sharing, discussing and understanding clergy family life here in Australia. We hope and pray that through #ACFlife we can start a bigger conversation that will encourage churches, clergy, and ministry families to better understand each other and enjoy ministry life.

www.australianclergyfamilies.com/publicationsIf you'd like to join the conversation, use the hashtag #ACFlife to share your thoughts and opinions. If there's a topic you're particularly interested in, share one of our subject images. #ACFlife begins with some insights below about how the clergy family home is used for ministry. We can't wait to keep chatting with you about this vital topic.
~ Rachel & Matt Stevens
www.australianclergyfamilies.com -- a community of support & encouragement

6 July 2017

#ACFlife Coming Soon! (Important Study Announcement)

There's 281 people we'd like you to meet! They are a wonderful group of clergy family members from around Australia that we've had the privilege of getting to know over the past few years. While participation in our study was anonymous, we've come to understand and appreciate each person's unique insight and experiences - particularly their way of describing clergy family life. Sometimes amusing, sometimes heartbreaking, and always moving. Through them we've learned so much about clergy family life here in Australia.

And now, we'd like to introduce them to you! In the weeks leading up to the release our Australian-first paper, we'll be sharing some of the highlights, hardships and everyday moments of life in a ministry family as told by the participants in our study.

Starting Monday 17th July, you'll start seeing the following hashtag around...