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Selfcare in Church Leadership (part 3) – Practical Implications

9 August 2021 | by Geoff Cresswell| by Phil Swann

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 have looked at some of the doctrines that should underpin selfcare in our life such as the Sovereignty of God, the Sabbath Rest, the Human body, and the Trinity. We now move onto the practical outworking of these doctrines in our lives.

This episode is full of sanctified common sense and builds upon the previous two episodes. May it be a blessing to you.

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 courses.