The Pastor’s Marriage and Family

This course will teach positive and practical ways to keep one’s marriage and family life strong,  healthy, and flourishing while being involved in ministry. The forces that fight against the health and strength that is needed to successfully navigate the demands of ministry will be examined. These forces may include: workaholism, the balancing of time and energy between our spouse, work and children, criticism from church members, financial issues, pressure on pastor’s children, and other forces pastor’s face while living in a “fishbowl”. Individual strengths that facilitate health and balance in ministry will also be identified. The syllabus can be found here.


Trimesters Offered

Fall 2023, Fall 2024

Type of Course

Ministry Essentials

Course Area

Ministry Life & Health

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