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The POP vision was officially launched by TOPIC SA in 2008.  A consultation brought together more than 110 leaders from 10 countries of the Southern Africa region.  The network was born as POPnet.

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POPnet

Leaders are building relationships, giving and receiving care, and are gaining health!
 
 

Resources

Why Pastoral Leaders need care

Why do pastoral leaders need care?  
http://www.pastoringofpastors.org/Ministries/PastoringofPastors/ImportanceofPastoringofPastors/tabid/754/language/en-US/Default.aspx

Consider the following disturbing results from research that has been done on pastors:
http://www.faithandleadership.com/features/articles/body-and-soul

http://healthcarechaplaincy.org/userimages/Mental%20Health%20Issues%20Among%20Clergy%20and%20others.pdf

http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/5-barna-update/59-a-profile-of-protestant-pastors-in-anticipation-of-qpastor-appreciation-monthq?q=profile+protestant+pastors (“Challenges Include Juggling and Continuity” section)

http://www.barna.org/barna-update/article/17-leadership/150-pastors-feel-confident-in-ministry-but-many-struggle-in-their-interaction-with-others?q=pastors+feel+confident+ministry

http://www.intothyword.org/apps/articles/?articleid=36562

http://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2012/07/18/study-shows-ministers-sacrifice-their-own-health-to-serve/

Links

To learn more about pastoring of pastors in Latin America (in English, with Portuguese and Spanish versions as well), click here http://www.pastoringofpastors.org/Ministries/PastoringofPastors/tabid/739/language/en-US/Default.aspx


To learn more about TOPIC Southern Africa (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition), a network of pastoral training organisations, click here
http://www.topicsa.net

Are you a pastoral leader that is looking for training?  Click here
http://www.trainforChrist.org

Are you a pastoral training organisation, and do you want to list your offerings on the Evangelical Training Directory?  Click here
http://www.trainforChrist.org