from the Clergy Health Initiative
The director of The Duke Endowment's rural church program area says the Endowment funded the Clergy Health Initiative to help give clergy the tools and permission to take care of themselves.
Facing evidence of significant rates of ill health among clergy, some churches are taking steps to encourage pastors to care for themselves.
Pastors Eldrick Davis, Alexis Coleman, and Bob Kretzu discuss the positive effects Spirited Life has had on their spiritual, mental, and physical health.
The Christian Century discusses why being a pastor can be bad for your health, and looks at the Clergy Health Initiative's efforts to address the issue.
In North Carolina, UMC clergy are learning that, while challenging, it’s more than OK to care for themselves.
In a post on the Clergy Health Initiative's blog, The Connection, Spirited Life wellness advocate Angela M. MacDonald shares resources to help clergy identify and seek help for depression.
Worshippers may love their doughnuts on Sunday mornings and meat loaf and mashed potatoes at church suppers. But does church life encourage obesity, or help combat it? Take a quiz to find out.
Pastors' need to put others first provides an obstacle to tackling their higher-than-average rates of chronic disease and depression.
Research director Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell and The Duke Endowment's Bill Bacon discuss how evaluation is helping enhance Spirited Life's efficacy.
The Clergy Health Initiative is piloting a new program for laity that promotes thoughtful, theological reflection.
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