Flourishing in Ministry

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Dedicated flourishing in ministry resources during this time of crisis are available on the coronavirus section of our website.

Advice and support for lay and ordained ministers

Flourishing in Ministry is a resource from the Diocese of Oxford which adds to the wealth of materials already available that can support each of us in our formation and personal resilience. Download the booklet or ask your archdeacon for a printed copy. Flourishing in Ministry is designed as something to write notes on and a guide to return to more than once. 

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

Early in 2021 we will publish a companion resource, Flourishing Together in Church Leadership, to support churchwardens and lay leaders as they work with clergy in leading the local church. This workbook will focus on good practice for collaborative, shared ministry and outline what constitutes a reasonable set of expectations for congregations to have of their ministers. Like Flourishing in Ministry, Flourishing Together will be a workbook for church leaders to write notes on and return to more than once.

We hope that Flourishing in Ministry, together with the additional resources on this page, will help to articulate principles that promote ministerial flourishing and support every minister to thrive in their life and ministry. Download a copy of the booklet here.

Flourishing in Ministry sits alongside Flourishing Together, a resource from the Diocese of Oxford for everyone who exercises a leadership role in the local church, whatever it may be.