Category Christian Wellness for Pastors

Christian Wellness: Bibliography

BIBLIOGRAPHY Acadia University.  “Wellness Index – Wellness Inventory.”  On-line.  Available from     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. Augsburg Confession.  In The Book of Concord.  Robert Kolb and Timothy J. Wengert,    editors.  […]

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. Among all active LCC pastors, there are probably at least seven pastors in LCC who […]

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 is a roadblock to this restoration, it will be dealt with first, before considering the […]

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 wellness among LCC pastors.  To establish some criteria for measuring wellness, the NPWS results were […]

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 the shortage of pastors in the LCMS.  This study, the Clergy Shortage Study, indicated that […]

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 pastors that the LCMS is facing by indicating that pastors who are burnt-out often leave […]

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 to CONCORDIA LUTHERAN SEMINARY LIBRARY to reproduce single copies of this research paper and to […]