A survey of 5,000 persons from a faith group determined that the most
important quality in a ministry was
a firm personal faith evident in a pastor's life and ministry.
a pastor who was self-confident.
The ability to instill confidence in others by reaching out to
A pastor who was a risk taker, particularly in relationships with
One personal resource single chaplains can use for managing stress is
Remain true to oneself.
Work towards replacing damaging stress with good stress.
Develop a sense of family among their parish, unit and in other
Seek new interest that will reduce damaging stress.
When discovering and using your major interests you should
Remember that whatever makes up your unique personality is what
will make your style of ministry unique.
Use a particular skill, even though you may not have any interest
or pleasure in using it.
Be aware that the things that interest you have little to do with
the practice of ministry.
Devote your time to improving your faith and self-confidence in
order to reduce stress.
You are considering the predictable crises in a pastor's career.
first crisis occurs within the first
One to three years.
Three to five years.
Four to eight years.
When developing a network of pastoral support you
Must exercise care to ensure that the support network covers
Should consider the entire UMT as part of the extended family.
Should employ the perspective of realistic hope which is
prevalent in the behavioral sciences.
Must remember that all people are the same.