In 2014, the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) convened a research summit to identify the unique struggles and stresses that clergy families experience and best practices for supporting clergy families,as well as to seek recommendations for how to better provide a denominational culture and resources for the spouses and children of United Methodist clergy. Read the summit report here.
That summit identified recommendations for improved support and behaviors at multiple levels of the denomination, including annual conferences, districts, local church staff parish relations committees and an online resource and networking hub to be sponsored by GCSRW. This Web page is a preview of a larger resource hub that will be developed in 2016 and the following quadrennium.
Click here for available resources.