Serving them is killing me: Using technology as a vehicle for self-care for bi-vocational pastors in the Black Church

Erika D Crawford, Fordham University

Abstract

This project will explore the benefits of using technology for self-care for bi-vocational pastors in the "Black Church." Examining how personality types and work environments affect the stressors of the Black pastor. The author of this project is a bi-vocational pastor serving in a "Black Church." For the purpose of this project African Methodist Episcopal Ebenezer Church in Rahway, New Jersey and their pastor will be used as a model. This project will discuss: The unique role and responsibilities of a pastor in the "Black Church," bi-vocational pastoring, personality types, the importance of pastoral self-care and the use of technology in the postmodern church. ^

Subject Area

African American Studies|Religion, General|Religion, Clergy|Black Studies|Pastoral Counseling

Recommended Citation

Crawford, Erika D, "Serving them is killing me: Using technology as a vehicle for self-care for bi-vocational pastors in the Black Church" (2013). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI3554026.
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3554026

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