Lifelong Learning – The Stresses of Being a Pastor

Businessman sitting on seesaw balance with homeResearch by Duane McBride, Alina Baltazar, Wendy Thompson, Romulus Chelbegean, Gary Hopkins, David Sedlacek, René Drumm, and Elaine Oliver

The North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (NAD) has recently recognized the importance of academic research on the effectiveness of ministry. In particular, the NAD has become concerned about the wellbeing of its pastoral families. It is not uncommon for pastors to become burned-out after several years of pastoring and some leave the ministry altogether. The NAD-sponsored research on the causes of stress on pastors and their families is an effort to combat these trends.  Continue Reading…

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