LEADING FROM ALIGNMENT EPISODE 149: FOUR BEHAVIORS OF HEALTHY PASTORS_PART 1

by | Aug 9, 2022 | Depression, Emotional Health, Health, Leadership, Longevity, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Podcast, Self-Care | 0 comments

As the leader goes, so goes the organization they lead. What does health look like for a leader? In today’s episode John and Jim unpack two behaviors they’ve observed in pastors who’ve maintained a good level of health over a long period of time.

Here are the show notes:

Behavior 1: Healthy pastors possess a vibrant walk with God

  • Healthy pastors remember why they signed up for the ministry in the first place: Love for God. Appreciation of His redemptive work of grace in their lives
  • The machinery of ministry possesses the uncanny capacity to subtly chip away at a pastor’s love relationship with Jesus.
  • Healthy pastors rarely forget why they do what they do… love for God. And so, they prioritize and feed that relationship.

Behavior 2: Healthy pastors plan and implement a solid emotional well-being strategy

  • Demonstrating calendar control
  • Making time for exercise, hobbies, and friendship.
  • Adopting healthy work/rest rhythms.
  • Improved ability to express anger without saying or doing something regrettable
  • Setting and enforcing appropriate relational boundaries.

Healthy pastors take personal responsibility for recharging their emotional batteries.

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