A Guide to Ministry Self-Care: Negotiating Today's Challenges with Resilience and Grace

Book, 2018, 232 pp
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Ministry has never been an easy path, and the challenges of today's changing church landscape only heighten the stress and burn-out of congregational leaders. A Guide to Ministry Self-Care offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of both the causes of stress and strategies for effective self-care. Written for both new and long-time ministers, the book draws on current research and offers practical and spiritual insights into building and maintaining personal health and sustaining ministry long term. The book addresses a wide range of life situations and explores many forms of self-care, from physical and financial to relational and spiritual.

Includes questions for reflection and conversation.

(14 sessions)

A Guide to Ministry Self-Care provides clergy with a thoughtful, well-researched, comprehensive, and practical design for the kind of personal self-care without which fruitful ministry is impossible. Pastors at all stages of their ministries will find a multitude of ways to enhance their lives and work. — Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership, Wesley Theological Seminary
GenrePersonal Theory/Thesis, Item with Questions
PublisherAlban Institute
CollectionCC 6

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