For almost thirty years we studied the wellbeing of people working in helping and healing professions: clergy, international aid workers, teachers, global health workers, and US-based social service professionals and physicians.
We have learned a lot! Now, we are focusing our efforts on turning our research + the growing body of research on wellbeing into tools and resources that will be useful to real people in the real world! There are a lot of exciting things going on.
We are beginning to explore how the pandemic is impacting helping professionals. In this brief reports, Ministry Life BC, we establish some benchmarks about pastoral work and pastor wellbeing before COVID. These benchmarks will provide a way for us to map and measure how ministry work and life are being
Another very wise voice, Dale Jones, CEO of Diversified Search. Read here a wonderful meditation on the moment we are in.
Learn more about our research on the many benefits of a sabbatical. Perhaps this time of self-isolation could be a sabbatical of sorts for you?
Matt Bloom and DJ Didonna are in the final stages of their study of professionals who take sabbaticals. They became interested in this topic after talking to a number of people who described their sabbatical from work as “life changing,” and “one of the best things I have ever done.”