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Creating conditions for clergy well-being

By: Dr. Shawn Culey, Dakotas Conference Higher Ground Team

Creating Conditions for Well-Being: 

Both the place where you stand right now and the action you take next are shaped by relationships. Our well-being is also dependent on relationships. 

In the United Methodist tradition, well-being is defined in five interconnected dimensions: emotional, financial, social, physical, and spiritual. 

From work with clergy in the last six years, the Higher Ground team identified four ingredients for well-being represented by the acronym “ABCD." ABCD stands for awareness, balance, community, and desire.  A goal of the work is to create the conditions for God to use these ingredients for transformation. From God’s transforming work we grow, reach, heal, and thrive. 

This session, led by Dr. Shawn Culey, a physician and  Dakotas Conference lay leader engaging in a ministry of clergy total well-being. This session was originally presented at the Dakotas Annual Conference sessions in a workshop format on June 12, 2021.  This version was recorded via Zoom on July 15, 2021, during New Clergy Orientation, and is made available now for your benefit.

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