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This is such a fantastic resource! If you are not familiar with how The Sewanee Ministry Collaborative can help you, take a moment to visit our website.


Thank you, Padre Antonio, for being an amazing asset to our program. We are grateful for you!

The Sewanee Ministry Collaborative is ACCEPTING applications for the 2020 cohort!


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Home | Sewanee Ministry Collaborative 04/07/2020

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Home | Sewanee Ministry Collaborative The Sewanee Ministry Collaborative is a mutual mentoring program designed to help clergy flourish in their ministries; that is, to recapture the deep sense of vocation that brought them to ministry with a particular community. The Collaborative uses proven techniques to create mutually supportive sm...

Home | Sewanee Ministry Collaborative 02/18/2020

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We are excited to announce that the program now has a website! We would love your feedback and suggestions:

Home | Sewanee Ministry Collaborative The School of Theology has established the Sewanee Ministry Collaborative, a program that will create mutual mentoring groups for clergy. These groups will provide a means for clergy to empower one another to flourish in their particular contexts, that is, to have a renewed sense of call to ministry...

Steps for Flourishing in Ministry 01/22/2020

Steps for Flourishing in Ministry


I would love to know your thoughts on this article. These statements really jumped out to me, and I would love to know which ones stand out to you.

Also, where do you get your encouragement from? How do you take care of your mental health? What areas are a struggle?

"Episcopal priests report experiencing more emotions, good or bad, than the average person. And depression stubbornly persists among clergy, even with treatment . . . researchers posit that depression might be avoided."

“We might know that those disciplines would be very helpful,” he said, “but if you are in a state of high anxiety or in the midst of high chronic stress, the idea of taking on very helpful disciplines almost seems unattainable.”

"Feeling attacked or emotionally beaten down in congregational life can be a stumbling block to flourishing. Eight percent of clergy in a larger, associated study said a church member had raised doubts about their faith within the past six months. Fifteen percent said a member had questioned their devotion to the ministry in that same time frame."

Steps for Flourishing in Ministry Clergy who are thriving in ministry tend to be intentional about health, maintain good boundaries, and stay focused on God’s mission rather than dwell on their members’ criticisms. They also pause …

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