Managing the Expectations for Clergy and Clergy Family
- Read the full article “Living in a Glass House without Cracking” at our website or visit the Baptists Today website (December edition).
- Read the full interview from author Molly Lineberger of the interviewees in the article: Jon Roebuck, Alan Sherouse, Chris and Jessica Fillingham and Mike and Mary Oliver.
- Take a survey of the interview questions and tell us your own experience as a minister dealing with expectations.
- Read the survey responses of other clergy and clergy family members from around the nation.
- Read the list that Jon Roebuck has created of expectations from ministers and expectations from congregations. Add to the list!
- Comment on the article at our website blog, through our Facebook group or as a reply to our Twitter account.
Trying Not to Crack?
If you struggle with expectations, both your own or from your church, or would like improvement and encouragement, please let the Center help. We provide:
- Coaching – guiding ministers through strategic and goal-setting exercises to achieve better results in both personal and professional environments
- Consulting – critical help at the right time – professional guidance to congregations that are facing both challenges and opportunities
- Leadership Development – ongoing and proven education opportunities aimed at enhancing personal strengths and overcoming limitations
- Spiritual Formation – find meaningful and joyful ways to deepen your spirituality or faith
- Emotional Intelligence – recognize the importance of emotional context in decision-making and how to improve overall communication with congregations and fellow clergy
Learn more at www.healthychurch.org. We pray we can be a resource and help as you learn to “live in a glass house without cracking!”