Flourishing in Ministry

Guidance and support for lay and ordained ministers

Flourishing in Ministry helps to articulate principles that promote ministerial flourishing and support every minister to thrive in their life and ministry. It supports clergy both in formation and in personal resilience.

Download the booklet here or ask your archdeacon for a printed copy.

Flourishing in Ministry has space for your notes. It’s a guide to return to as you reflect on your ministry and wellbeing at regular intervals.

This section of the site provides further information about the resources signposted in the booklet, along with additional sources of inspiration and support. The pages will be updated regularly and we invite you to contribute suggestions and ideas too.

A companion resource, Flourishing Together in Church Leadership, is for everyone who exercises a leadership role in the local church, whatever it may be, as they work with clergy in leading the local church. This workbook focuses on good practice for collaborative, shared ministry and outlines what constitutes a reasonable set of expectations for congregations to have of their ministers. Like Flourishing in Ministry, Flourishing Together is a workbook for church leaders to write notes on and return to more than once.