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Flourishing Update - October 26, 2022

Community for Coping

Dr. Edward Ng, M.Div., R.Psych.

Director, Eastgate Psychological Services

Check out this short 5 minute video as part of our October weekly video series on clergy well-being and resilience. This series features scholars and practitioners from across theological traditions and Canadian regions, sharing Canadian research, theological reflection, and practical application. Our theme for November will be spiritual formation/discipleship.


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The Well‑Being and Resilience of Canadian Christian Clergy

Margaret Clarke, Shelley Spurr, and Keith Walker

Clergy play significant leadership, educational, and caregiving roles in society. However, burnout is a concern for the clergy profession, those they serve, and their families. Effects include decreased ministry effectiveness, lower sense of personal accomplishment in their role, and negative impacts on quality of family life and relationships. Given these risks, knowledge of the nature of Christian clergy’s current resilience and well-being in Canada may provide valuable intelligence to mitigate these challenges.


Upcoming Events

Resourcing churches for ministering well in this next season

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9am-12noon MST

Join church leaders across theological contexts and Canadian regions at Ambrose University or online for Canadian data, theological reflection, and practical application on various themes.


Wayfinding – A Discernment Pathway

Oct 18, 2022 – Nov 15, 2022

Through curated experiences and tools, the goal is to equip leaders with the knowledge and practices to make space, slow down, and hear what God is saying. Each of our Wayfinding cohorts will have pastors, church planters, and missional leaders from denominations across Canada which will offer a diverse array of perspectives, experience and wisdom.


Calling All Canadian Church Leaders!

February 2-3, 2023, Calgary, AB

Church Leaders from across Canada are gathering together to experience a spiritual refreshing and to gain practical tools so we can lead the church of tomorrow, together!


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