Earlier this month, Geneva Benefits Group held its first annual Ministerial Wellbeing Summit, a free two-day conference dedicated to ministries serving pastors and ministry workers in and beyond the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Spearheaded by Geneva’s newly appointed Director of Ministerial Wellbeing, Rev. Paul Joiner, the event took place at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
Spearheaded by Geneva’s newly appointed Director of Ministerial Wellbeing, Rev. Paul Joiner, the event took place at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri.
A New Movement to Care for Pastors and Ministry Workers
With burnout on the rise, pastors and ministry workers need encouragement, resources, and support like never before. While there are a number of ministries actively serving ministerial leaders within the PCA, these organizations rarely have the opportunity to interact with each other.
Recognizing an opportunity and a need, the Ministerial Wellbeing Summit brought together nine different ministries from around the country that are actively serving ministry workers in some way. Each ministry had the opportunity to share their unique focus and how their work contributes to the church’s mission.
“Our vision was to gather ministries that support the wellbeing of gospel servants so they can share their experiences, encourage each other, and leave with a renewed sense that God is at work,” said Rev. Paul Joiner, Director of Ministerial Wellbeing.
As Geneva spearheads a new movement to care for pastors and ministry workers, the Summit helped to foster a sense of community and collaboration among these ministries.
“Our hope is for them to view one another as resources and co-laborers, each playing a vital role in the wellbeing of ministry workers,” said Paul.
The event provided a unique opportunity for ministries to connect, learn from one another, and collectively support the wellbeing of pastors and ministry workers in the PCA.
Geneva Benefits Group is committed to the wellbeing of leaders over the long haul of ministry. To view our entire scope of resources, please visit genevabenefits.org/wellbeing-services/.
Geneva Benefits Group serves those who serve others, providing practical support for the financial, physical, and mental wellbeing of people who work in full-time ministry.