#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 Caring for Your Relationships
Everyone needs relationships, but leaders especially can experience deep loneliness that can hinder long-term ministry effectiveness.