Category Archives: Christian Wellness for Pastors

Christian Wellness: Bibliography


BIBLIOGRAPHY Acadia University.  “Wellness Index – Wellness Inventory.”  On-line.  Available from             http://admin.acadiau.ca/affairs/wellness/inventory.html.  Accessed 23 September   2002; Aland, Kurt.  Synopsis of the Four Gospels:  Greek-English Edition of the Synopsis            Quattuor Evangeliorum.  Third Edition.  n.p.: United Bible Societies, 1979. … Continue reading

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Christian Wellness: Conclusion


CONCLUSION There are many Lutheran Church-Canada pastors who are hurting right now.  More than one out of every six pastors actively serving in Lutheran Church-Canada are experiencing burnout while another three out of six are on the verge of burnout. … Continue reading

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Christian Wellness: Chapter 3-Restoring & Living in Christian Wellness


Chapter 3 RESTORING AND LIVING IN CHRISTIAN WELLNESS Introduction Having seen how various factors work together to draw pastors away from their shalom wellness in Jesus Christ, one wonders how pastors who are lacking wellness can  be restored.  Because denial … Continue reading

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Christian Wellness: Chapter 2-What is contributing to a lack of wellness?


Chapter 2 WHAT IS CONTRIBUTING TO A LACK OF WELLNESS AMONG LCC PASTORS? Introduction Having established that there is a negative correlation between burnout and wellness, the next step is to determine the factors that contribute to a lack of … Continue reading

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Christian Wellness: Chapter 1-What is it and why is it important?


Chapter 1 WHAT IS A CHRISTIAN UNDERSTANDING OF WELLNESS AND WHY IS CHRISTIAN WELLNESS IMPORTANT? Introduction:  Why Wellness? In 1999, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) released the results of a study conducted to determine the underlying causes of … Continue reading

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Christian Wellness: Introduction


INTRODUCTION The Clergy Shortage Study released by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in 1999 raised concerns about the large numbers of LCMS clergy who are suffering from burnout.  The study also linked the high incidence of burnout to the shortage of … Continue reading

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Christian Wellness: Abstract & Contents


CHRISTIAN WELLNESS FOR LUTHERAN CHURCH-CANADA PASTORS ******************** A Thesis Presented to the Faculty of Concordia Lutheran Seminary, Edmonton, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Divinity ******************** By James Robert Paulgaard Permission is hereby granted … Continue reading

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