Flourishing in Ministry Study - For Pastors

CRCNA Flourishing in Ministry Report - August 2017

Pastor Church Resources (PCR) is involved in an ongoing research project, Flourishing in Ministry, conducted by the University of Notre Dame. During the summer of 2017, just over 340 CRC pastors participated in it and received a personized wellbeing profile. An overview report on participating CRC pastors can be found here.  Whether you did the assessment in 2017 or not, you’re able to do it now. We strongly encourage you to engage in this wonderful opportunity that focuses on your wellbeing!

I haven’t taken the assessment and want to.
I’ve taken the assessment and want to take it again.

I haven’t taken the assessment and want to. 
If you’re a CRC pastor in active congregational ministry, you’re encouraged to complete the assessment. Your participation in the study will directly benefit you with an immediate, personalized wellbeing profile. You can also download the “WorkWell (Wellbeing Practices)” app that will allow you to view your wellbeing profile, view wellbeing practices recommended specifically for you, and more.

There’s no cost to either you or the denomination.

Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Take two minutes to answer three questions here. We’ll get back to you shortly with the referral code needed to take the assessment.
  2. Take the 20-minute web-based assessment. You’ll receive your personal wellbeing profile as soon as you’ve completed the assessment.

After you’ve completed the assessment, Notre Dame will block your ability to access it for the next six months. After the six months are up, you can take the assessment again. Their intention is for you to retake it so that you can assess your wellbeing over time. 

PCR will NOT see your profile. We won’t even know that you’ve taken the assessment. The assessment is for your personal wellbeing. The data will be used by Notre Dame in their ongoing study of pastors’ wellbeing.

(This multi-denominational study is designed and implemented by Dr. Matt Bloom. Dr. Bloom’s main objective is to provide data that will shed light on the conditions most conducive to wellbeing among pastors and their families.)

You can visit the study’s website for further information on the project.

You may find Flourishing in Ministry: Emerging Research Insights on the Well-Being of Pastors (2013) and/or Flourishing in Ministry: Wellbeing at Work in Helping Professions (2017) interesting.    

I’ve taken the assessment and want to take it again.
The assessment will be kept open indefinitely. After you’ve completed the assessment, Notre Dame will block your ability to access it for the next six months. After the six months are up, you can take the assessment again. Their intention is for you to retake it so that you can assess your wellbeing over time. 

To take the assessment again, take two minutes to answer three questions here. We’ll get back to you shortly with the referral code needed to take the assessment.

PCR will NOT see your profile. We won’t even know that you’ve taken the assessment. The assessment is for your personal wellbeing. The data will be used by Notre Dame in their ongoing study of pastors’ wellbeing.

(This multi-denominational study is designed and implemented by Dr. Matt Bloom. Dr. Bloom’s main objective is to provide data that will shed light on the conditions most conducive to wellbeing among pastors and their families.)

You can visit the study’s website for further information on the project.

You may find Flourishing in Ministry: Emerging Research Insights on the Well-Being of Pastors (2013) and/or Flourishing in Ministry: Wellbeing at Work in Helping Professions (2017) interesting.