Wellbeing is a complex area and sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. Here you can find resources emerging from the Living Ministry research to use for personal reflection and in discussion with others. Designed specifically for ordinands, clergy, senior clergy and diocesan officers, they will help you think about your own wellbeing and how you support the wellbeing of others, and point you in the direction of further sources of support.
How Clergy Thrive: Insights from Living Ministry
Based on the Living Ministry research, Dr. Liz Graveling has written this booklet as a tool both for clergy reflecting on their own wellbeing and for those with responsibility for supporting the wellbeing of others. It is published by Church House Publishing.
You can download a copy here or purchase it from Church House Publishing for £2.99.
These question pages, drawn from How Clergy Thrive, are a helpful, downloadable tool to assist in working through the different areas of clergy wellbeing.
Questions for reflection for Clergy
Questions for reflection for Senior Clergy and Diocesan Officers
Our research has found six key principles that help clergy to thrive, which are summarised here
During the Covid-19 pandemic, many people will see most or all of these six areas disrupted, it is hardly surprising that our physical, mental, spiritual, vocational, relational and material wellbeing will be threatened. The challenge is to find ways to recreate these elements as we adapt to the current circumstances.
Download this How Clergy Thrive resource that specifically addresses how clergy can thrive during the pandemic.
This resource based on the Living Ministry THRIVE tool, has been developed by members of the Senior Leadership Development Programme to help PCCs and other church leadership teams consider their own and others’ wellbeing within their parish setting.
These slides were used for a Clergy study day and give an overview of Living Ministry findings about clergy wellbeing.
Find additional resources and listings of support organisations inside and outside the church by downloading this document:
Drawing on learning from our research, these briefing papers are designed for those experiencing and supporting others through key transitions in ordained ministry.
This map is used in our Living Ministry research. It is a tool to help you think about your own wellbeing and how it changes over time.