Candidates and potential ordinands from three denominations are currently
using the testing services of Emory Clergy Care. Each denomination utilizes
a specific series of psychological tests to assist their process of candidate
selection and confirmation for the various ministries of the church.
The most commonly used tests are the MMPI2, the Myers-Briggs Temperament
Inventory, the SASSI Addiction Scale, The Sentence Completion Test, and
The Personal History Questionnaire.
To schedule psychological testing, please call
L Daniels, Program Administrator, (678)924-9260.
The Minister’s Professional Development Program is designed to strengthen
needed pastoral skills and work practices to better equip selected pastors
for effective continuance in ministry. A two-year commitment is a part
of this program which seeks to give ministers, congregations and the larger
church a stronger connection and missional covenant. Also involved is
a series of psychological and vocational tests which help to clarify the
gifts and strengths each participant brings to ministry. Those clergy
and congregations who participate successfully in the program report a
clarity of vocational direction.
The Minister's Professional Development Program is operational in Georgia
and Michigan at this time.
The Vocational Re-Visioning Program- is a process of discernment and action,
leading to career change from ministry. It is designed to support ministers
and their families as they move from career ministry into the secular
world of employment.
For more information about these programs,
including dates, times and places of meetings please