Clergy Formation & Wellness

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Pastors Retreat – November 2-5, 2020 – Bayside Camp

Why we exist

Research has shown that pastoral health is declining significantly due to the stressors of ministry.

The department of Clergy Formation & Wellness seeks to support the cultivation of the health and wellbeing of pastors, including their spiritual formation and their overall welfare as spiritual leaders.

The health and wellbeing of pastors is important for the health and wellbeing of the church. The formation and wellness of pastors is an intentional process, and it urgently requires the attention of pastors and churches.

What we do:

  • One-on-one consults with pastors and or spouses
  • Online clergy groups
  • Spiritual retreats, referrals, workshops and other resources
  • Assisting churches to support pastors

Our goal is to be proactive in supporting pastors in their growth and development as spiritual leaders, including spiritual, emotional, psychological, relational, vocational and physical wellbeing.

Our priorities:

  • First, we seek to encourage pastors and churches to seriously and proactively consider the issues of clergy formation & wellness.
  • Secondly, we seek to help pastors assess their wellness and find ways to support their growth and development.
  • Third, we also seek to reduce and prevent pastor burnout, stress related illness, premature departure, pastoral misconduct, and other unhealthy and damaging experiences that effect pastors, pastor’s families and churches.

Dr. Cheryl Ann Beals, the director, is based in Dartmouth, NS. You can connect with Cheryl Ann any time, however the best time to connect is sooner than later. She welcomes opportunities to connect with pastors across atlantic Canada.


Resilience Journey

The Resilience Journey is a formation process and community for pastors to increase our resilience as spiritual leaders, using online sessions and spiritual retreats as learning venues.

Each February, a cohort of pastors begin the journey by taking part in online gatherings, spiritual direction, retreats, and reading assignments. We have seen God use the Resilience Journey to build the faith, wellbeing, and resilience of our leaders.

Are you interested in beginning your Resilience Journey in 2021? Reach out to Cheryl Ann Beals today (contact information below).

Contact Cheryl Ann Beals, Director of Clergy Formation & Wellness:

Wellness Opportunities
CBAC / GoodLife Fitness Corporate Partnership
Investing in the health & wellness of Pastors & Families
• Significant savings off regular GoodLife membership rates
• New Biweekly payment option of $19.99+tax
• and yearly option of $449+tax
• Access to over 280 GoodLife Fitness Clubs across Canada
• Corporate rate now extended to 4 additional family members
• New Online Registration available

Great Facilities & Services:
• State-of-the-art cardio equipment
• All free weights and weight machines
• World-renowned Group Fitness classes
• Professionally trained staff to assist you
• Towel Service (where available, except Energie Cardio)
• Child minding (available at an additional fee)
• Seeking a health or fitness assessment? Ask the club about a LifeChanger
• 24 hour locations (select clubs only)
• Access to the GoodLife Fitness Member Advantage Program


To Register for your CBAC / GoodLife Fitness Corporate Membership:
Contact Cheryl Ann Beals (902) 830-5929

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Cheryl Ann Beals (5 Posts)

Director of Clergy Formation & Wellness

Her role is to facilitate the spiritual formation, leader development, health and well being of CBAC Clergy & Staff. This includes: cultivating a growing awareness of the importance and need; creating opportunities that train & empower; and providing support that encourages & stimulates growth, health & wellbeing. Cheryl Ann resides in Dartmouth, NS.

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