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Why Congregations Should Care About Clergy Health

A THEOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK No one wants to appear like a wimp. If a clergy person starts talking about how people need to care about clergy health, aren’t they just whining and wanting special privileges? Real men don’t cry and Real Leaders don’t let them see you sweat. Isn’t that common wisdom? Of course if you are a congregation and want to both call and keep a really good pastor, might you not want to consider how to keep them healthy so that they can offer the best ministry possible? How do we understand this issue of clergy care from a faith perspective? EVEN CHRIST CARED FOR SELF Recall from our scriptural witness that Jesus knew the importance of caring both … Continue reading