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Clergy Wellness Retreat

Mar 12 - Mar 14

The Illinois Conference is offering a Clergy Wellness Retreat.  Why?  Because Pastors and other ministry leaders are often under so much stress that they may find themselves just hanging on by a thread, about to burnout from exhaustion.  Pastor stress today is enormous.  The expectations that people put on their pastors  and that pastors put on themselves – can be overwhelming!

Consider these statistics…

  • 75% of pastors report being “extremely stressed” or “highly stressed”
  • 90% work between 55 to 75 hours per week
  • 90% feel fatigued and worn out every week
  • 91% have experienced some form of burnout in ministry and 18% say they are “fried to a crisp right now”
  • 50% do not meet regularly with an accountability person or group
  • 44% of pastors do not take a regular day off
  • 31% do not exercise at all, while 37% exercise at least three or four days a week as recommended
    ○ (excerpt from Soul Shepherding blog/Bill Gaultiere)

You are not alone.  We are here to help our leadership thrive in ministry.  The Illinois Conference and the Pension Boards-United Church of Christ, Inc. (PBUCC) is here to minister to our clergy and MID’s. We are offering a two day retreat March 12-14, 2020.  Registration is coming soon!  Space is limited… you don’t want to miss this!


Mar 12
Mar 14
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