About This Series
This five-part series encourages pastors to pursue physical, mental, emotional and relational wellness as a wise act of stewardship. This content is adapted from Resilient Ministry by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie. ©2013 by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426. www.ivpress.com.

#1 What Is Self-Care?

The ongoing priority of developing your whole person is not selfish but is a wise act of stewardship that will help you stay fruitful over time.

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#2 Caring for Your Emotions

Self-care requires the ability to recognize and handle emotions in ways that empathize with but are not determined by others.

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#3 Caring for Your Mind

Since ministry involves much thinking and analysis, wise pastors find ways to reflect and learn, and set boundaries that protect their mental health.

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#4 Caring for Your Body

Pastors are prone to poor health. If we settle for this it will lead to less effective ministry and worse overall quality of life.

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#5 Caring for Your Relationships

Everyone needs relationships, but leaders especially can experience deep loneliness that can hinder long-term ministry effectiveness.

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