When we are overwhelmed, the call that seemed so clear just a short time ago seems to vanish in the haze and ministry becomes a job instead of a joy.

Assessments

Assessments are a key process for those wanting to analyze and help determine where they are in their everyday life, personally and professionally. This is a way to observe, analyze and value your actions and their results.  Assessments alone, are not the answer to finding joy in ministry again.  But they do help evaluate the path to get there.

New Trails Ministry tries to use assessments that we feel are authentic in nature and are only suggestions to help you on your trail to finding new trails.  Some are to outside websites, and New Trails Ministry does not have access to those results, nor do we control what is on those assessments.

Burnout Potential Inventory

By Dr. Beverly Potter
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This first assessment is done online through our website and is provided to us for use by Dr. Beverly Potter. The 48 questions are ranked on a scale from 1 to 9 and involve situations at work and how often they may bother you.

Once you submit the assessment, you will receive your assessment via email and should contact us with any questions you may have.

If you would prefer to do the assessment on paper, please select “Request Paper Copy”.

Ministry Statistics

Negative Findings

28% have at least some functional difficulty from depressive symptoms - higher than a demographically-matched sample of U.S. adults

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Positive Findings

Double the amount of physical activity

4 1/2 hours of moderate activity per week vs. 2 1/4 hours

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings

Negative Findings

45% experience work-related stress

Positive Findings

Double the amount of physical activity

4 1/2 hours of moderate activity per week vs. 2 1/4 hours

Clergy Well Being Survey
2017 Key Findings