The Ministry Wellness assessment is built upon the research and experience of Dr Grant Bickerton. His research examined occupational stress and well-being among employed religious workers. This work
spanned the domains of organisational psychology, stress and coping, health psychology, and the psychology
of religion and spirituality.
2013 - Topic: Spiritual Resources as Antecedents of Work Engagement among Australian Religious Workers (UWS)
Since 2013 Grant has worked extensively in implementing his findings helping individuals and organisations pursue ministry that maintains well-being and minimises risk of burnout.
It is clear that burnout is a significant problem for Christian ministry workers, and that burnout is primarily driven by stressful and demanding aspects of the ministry work.
Grant Bickerton BA (Hons), MPsych (Couns), PhD, MAPS is a psychologist with over 15 years’ experience in Christian ministry with Power to Change (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) in Australia and overseas.
Grant is currently working in the Member Care department of Power to Change applying findings from his research at the University of Western Sydney investigating the organizational, psychological, and spiritual variables that promote work engagement and personal well-being among Australian Christian workers.
He is a registered member of the Psychology Board of Australia, the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and the Christianity and Psychology Interest group of the APS. Psychological areas of specialty include burnout and well-being at work, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol and other drug dependence and abuse, behavioural “addictions” (such as pornography and gambling), and the interface of psychology and religion.
His research has been published in a variety of peer reviewed psychological journals spanning organisational psychology and the psychology of religion and spirituality.