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  • My life as a pastor spouse

    Posted May 11, 2016 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Sonia Vorster | Looking back over my life as the spouse of a pastor, I remember the excitement when my husband stepped into his calling. I immediately began to search for the dos and don’ts for my role because I knew nothing of the duties or behavioral patterns of a pastor’s spouse. Though I did not find anything in my research in the scriptures, I did know that I would become a "First Lady" and that gave me joy.

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  • Clergy spouses gathering 2015

    Posted May 04, 2016 | Pastoral Excellence Network

    By Joyce Thomas | In April 2015, I consulted with a group of pastors’ spouses about the role of clergy spouses and how Christian Theological Seminary could support them in their own ministries. While a growing number of men are now taking on the role of pastor’s spouses, this particular group was comprised solely of women. My goal was to talk about what personal needs were not getting met for these clergy spouses, considering they were spending so much time taking care of others.

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  • Home Again

    Posted May 03, 2016 | Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs

    The impact upon the congregation was positive and focused. The church offered the sabbatical as a gift to myself and my family. The vast majority of congregants were genuinely rooting for me in the long waiting period between submission of the application and confirmation of selection. The congregation burst into spontaneous applause when they learned that we had been selected by the Clergy Renewal Program.

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