Dear Young Ministers, Retired Ministers Have a Message for You:  Don’t Burn Out!

– a pilot program to increase long-term well-being for young ministers –

Ministers in their 20’s and 30’s:  Join a pilot program to increase your long-term well-being.  Based on the most comprehensive study ever conducted of retirement age ministers, this program teaches the 3 most influential predictors of long-term well-being.  This program gives you simple exercises, readings, and inspiration to set a trajectory of long-term service to the Kingdom.  Learn these truths, experiment with ways to make them part of your life, offer feedback, and earn continuing education credit all at the same time! 

From late January to late March 2023 this program offers two in-person meetings, two zoom meetings, brief articles to read, productive projects to complete, short inspirational podcasts along the way, and the chance for you to give feedback about how this program can impact many others so that every young minister’s service reaches its Godly potential.  There are even a few surprise gifts along the way.  🙂  During a time when burn out is on the rise, be part of a movement to see God bring vitality and long-term well-being to His ministers!

This program is sponsored by Shepherd’s Fold Ministries.  There is no cost to participate.  This program is open to ministers from any denomination or independent church of the Christian faith.  Whatever your role of ministry whether pastor, staff, seminary or Bible College student, or other role, we want your input!  

For more information, contact Brent Van Hook at or 615-594-5902. 

Schedule of 4 Meetings:

Mtg 1:  Opening in-person Meeting choose 1 or contact Shepherd’s Fold to schedule more

  • Tues. Jan. 24:  Bethany, Oklahoma.  11:30 a.m.  Catered Ted’s Lunch!  RSVP BY CLICKING HERE  Location:  Bethany First Nazarene 

Mtg 2:  Zoom Meeting:  Thursday, February 16 @ 1 pm CST

Mtg 3:  Zoom Meeting:  Thursday, March 16 @ 1 pm CST

Mtg 4:  Closing in-person Meeting choose 1 or contact Shepherd’s Fold to schedule more


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