Selfcare in Church Leadership (part 2) – Theological Considerations
In 1 Timothy 4:16 Paul urges Timothy to ‘watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers’, but what does this mean? It certainly has many facets, and as leaders we are better at some than others. We rightly put great emphasis on watching over ourselves morally and theologically, but what about our own needs, relationships, and health? This is an important question to ask, as we need a balance in our lives as Christian leaders.
We have previously looked at three Bible passages as a basis to understand why we need to care for ourselves, and we now move on to look at the doctrines that should underpin our life. We pray that you will be blessed as we consider doctrines such as the Sovereignty of God, the Sabbath Rest, the Human body, and the Trinity.
Taking part in this episode is Phil Swann is a Pastor and former Physiotherapist in mental health settings, and Geoff Cresswell who is an elder and a mentor to pastors and headteachers and delivers training on biblical leadership and wellbeing course.