Retirement is a major life transition. On this point there is general agreement. But what about retirement for clergy and those who serve in the church? Perhaps a few see ministry as a job; then the change would be much like a worker ceasing paid employment. However, does being ordained, having a respected leadership role in the church, and serving God bring some unique dynamics to this transition? In this article we try to identify such factors using a large sample of Australian Salvation Army officers.
Stevens, B. A., Shaw, R., Bewert, P., Salt, M., & Ma, J. (2018). Unique needs: Salvation Army officers in retirement and end-of-life care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging, 30(1), 63-77. https://doi.org/10.1080/15528030.2017.1344178