"Submitted to the Right Reverend Fred Hiltz Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island".
Report of the Bishop's Task Force on Clergy Wellness, which was formed in December 2002 and chaired by the Rev. Don Shipton. -- Background. introduction dated 5 November 2003.
"The genesis of this report is the sermon preached by the Rt. Rev. Fred Hiltz at his own installation service as Bishop of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island in February of 2002. At that time, Bishop Hiltz set a tone for his pastoral and judicial ministry by stating that clergy wellness would be one of his priorities. This proclamation was received with great interest by many of the clergy in the diocese, and his commitment to it was demonstrated by his calling together of the clergy for a conference dedicated to collegiality and wellness in November of 2002. Both the attendance and enthusiasm with which people participated in this event were witness to its timeliness and relevance. In December of that year , Bishop Hiltz asked me to chair a task force which would provide follow up to that conference in terms of recommendations to himself and the diocese." -- Background, p. 1.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents: Background dated November 5, 2003, Halifax / Rev. Don Shipton, Chairperson, Bishop's Task Force on Clergy Wellness -- Introduction -- Definition and context --Personality structure -- Midlife -- Recommendations -- Concluding comments -- Appendix 1: Bibliography -- Appendix 2: Alban Institute courses and resources -- Appendix 3: Summaries of clergy discussions April 10, 2003.
Appendix 3 discussions divided into sub-sections: A: "What the diocese could do to promote clergy wellness" -- B: "What the parish could do to promote clergy wellness' -- C: "What the clergy could do to promote their own wellness".