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A Community of Christ for Worship, Nurture & Mission

Pastoral Care and Wellness

Pastoral Care and Wellness

Pastoral Care and Wellness’ primary responsibility is to offer pastoral support to minister members of Presbytery, educators serving churches of Shenandoah Presbytery, and their families – sharing with them the joys and concerns of their lives .. ‘from the womb to the tomb.’ ┬áThis support includes but is not limited to:

>Pastoral care during illness, births, deaths, new beginnings, periods of transition, etc.
>Requests for and recognition of one’s Honorable Retirement
>Coordinating the annual Necrology and written memorials for minister members
>Orientation for pastors new to Shenandoah Presbytery and newly ordained pastors
>Initiatives to enhance wellness
Coordination of Sabbaticals for clergy and certified Christian educators

The Committee also works to strengthen the relationships between the Presbytery and its congregations through Triennial visits; and works in conjunction with the Professional Development committee to administer the Rehoboth program, and provide opportunities for continuing education and enrichment for pastors/educators.

Sabbatical Policy
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Sabbatical Leave PlanningDownload Adobe pdf document
The Presbytery of Shenandoah requires that all new calls for full-time, installed pastors and full-time Certified Christian Educators include a compensated sabbatical of at least three (3) months after six (6) years of service to a particular position.