Greg Nettle sits down with friend and Stadia board member, Mindy Caliguire, to talk about the immense value of soul care for the pastor, as well as practical tips for living in a place of soul health!
Insight from Our Guest, Mindy Caliguire
1. Soul Care is counterintuitive for pastors – but shouldn’t be!
“Even if we have lots of good human strengths, when we put our confidence on the Lord (and it’s hard to rearrange our wiring!), the flow of the Spirit’s activity is amazing.”
2. Pastors are more burnt out than ever.
- Lack of margin as a result of the pandemic
- Societal divisions and vitriol
- And more
3. Pastors should continually take inventory of the state of their souls.
- Honestly answer these questions: What’s going on inside my head? My heart? What do I need to lament, be angry about, etc?
- Take stock of your five areas of flourishing: Spiritual groundedness, relational connection, physical and mental health, vocational sense, and financial health.
“What are one or two things you might anchor into your 2022 rhythms to stimulate health in those areas?”
4. Systems of accountability and metrics for pastors need to consider soul care.
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More About: Mindy
Mindy is the co-founder and president of Soul Care, a spiritual formation ministry that exists to increase “soul health” in the Body of Christ. She serves in executive leadership at Gloo (www.gloo.us), and prior to that served as Director of Transformation Ministry for the Willow Creek Association (WCA). She speaks and advises organizations including Spire, Stadia Church Planting, Salvation Army, and Compassion International. Her books include STIR: Spiritual Transformation in Relationships, Become Like Jesus, Discovering Soul Care, Spiritual Friendship, Soul Searching and Simplicity, as well as Write for Your Soul: The Whys and Hows of Journaling.