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Spiritual Self-Care: A Foundation for Healthy Ministry

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Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores strategies for spiritual and emotional self-care.

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Overview

While focusing on yourself may seem overly indulgent or impossible in the midst of hectic ministry life, Jesus taught important lessons of self-care through his own example. Taking time to pray and to rest is essential for ministering to others.

Rev. David Songy, O.F.M.Cap., S.T.D., Psy.D., explores strategies for spiritual and emotional self-care to support healthy, sustainable ministry. Part of the Self Care for Healthy Ministry webinar series for lay ministers, sponsored by the Catholic Apostolate Center.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will:

  1. Identify Scriptures that refer to Jesus encouraging spiritual renewal;
  2. Learn a method for evaluating spiritual self-care; and
  3. Develop two concrete, attainable goals for improving your spiritual life.

Reflection Questions

Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.

  1. How much time to I spend in private prayer daily? What can get in the way?
  2. Do I bring the challenges and disappointments in my life, as well as the affirmations and joys, to prayer? Or do I bring them elsewhere?
  3. What activities are sources of joy and pleasure in my life? Are they consistent with my spiritual life?