Flourishing in Ministry program aims to counter pastor burnout

Author: National Catholic Reporter

Matt Bloom was interviewed by the National Catholic Reporter about his Flourishing in Ministry research. 

Matt Bloom

"Most of what we're finding is that ministry work is getting more difficult," Bloom, who has been studying clergy work issues at Notre Dame since 2008, told NCR.

"The modern context is more demanding," he said, noting that pastors of all denominations are dealing with a more secularized culture and the threat of empty pews. A church is also in part a business, including financial issues and managing staffs, a process many pastors feel ill-equipped to deal with.