Living Ministry

What helps clergy flourish in ministry?

Living Ministry is a longitudinal, mixed-methods programme of research conducted by the National Ministry Team. As well as spotlighting specific issues through stand-alone studies, it follows four cohorts of clergy through their ministry, returning to them every two years to explore how they flourish in ministry and the things that help or hinder them. Nearly 1000 ordinands and clergy have so far taken part in the study through surveys, interviews and focus groups.

Findings and insights emerging from the research provide insight to dioceses, theological education institutions and the national church to promote and support the flourishing of clergy, including feeding into the work initiated by the Covenant for Clergy Care and Wellbeing.

 

Below you can find:

  • Resources to help you think about clergy wellbeing (others’ and your own)
  • Detailed research reports
  • Information about the Covenant for Clergy Care and Wellness