Most in pastoral ministry do not take care of their own souls. The tyranny of the urgent and the non-stop demands of church life can leave the well-intentioned dry and empty. As writer and formation leader Steve Macchia frequently says, “The soul is the most neglected part of the leader’s life.” We want to help leaders reverse that trend.
As the soul of the leader goes, so goes the souls of those being led. So, we offer the following for pastors:
- access to spiritual directors who can help them paying attention to the movement of God in their lives
- regular Soul Care Days for Leaders (day retreats intended to help leader rest and reflect as a vital part of ministry)
- Pastor’s Formation Groups (monthly small group gatherings for prayer and sharing)
- Working with pastoral staff teams