Church Worker Wellness

Church Worker Wellness

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


Well-being is an invitation and opportunity God gives to each of us as ministers and spouses. When a church worker or spouse is struggling with stress, burnout, illness, depression or other issues, it impacts his or her family, marriage and ministry.

To address these important matters, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in its 2016 convention passed six resolutions, including 2016 Res. 18-05: “To Encourage District Presidents, Circuit Visitors, and Congregations to Utilize Resources Already Established for Ministerial Wellness.”

Whether you are a church worker or spouse — or someone who loves those who are called to serve — the LCMS prays that these resources are helpful.

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Wholeness Wheel

The Wholeness Wheel has taken many forms over the decades, but this is the one most often used within the Lutheran community.

The seven areas of wellness grow out of our Baptism. Romans 6:4 reminds us, “We were buried therefore with [Christ] by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”

As Christians, we are God’s new creation (2 Cor. 5:17) strengthened by His grace and the Holy Spirit to walk in newness of life toward well-being in all areas.

Spiritual

Spiritual Well-being

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Congregational

Congregational Well-being

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Relational Wellbeing

Relational Well-being

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Financial

Financial Well-being

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Emotional Wellbeing

Emotional Well-being

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Vocational

Vocational Well-being

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Physical Wellbeing

Physical Well-being

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Intellectual

Intellectual Well-being

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Wellness Writings

Church Worker Wellness – Reporter
Heart, Soul, Mind, and Strength: The Intimidation, Impact, and Invitation of Wellness
Monday, November 05, 2018 6:30:34 AM

PKs, church work kids, any kids and expectations
Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:50:18 PM

Mental health and pastoral ministry
Friday, October 12, 2018 3:55:20 PM

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KFUO Radio

Church Worker Wellness – KFUO Radio
The Coffee Hour – Holidays and the Ministry Family
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 9:15:52 AM

The Coffee Hour – Anxiety and Shame in the Church
Friday, June 29, 2018 9:15:24 AM

The Coffee Hour – Church Worker Wellness Series: Vacation
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 9:15:30 AM

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Ministries and Organizations that Support Wellness

Recognized Service Organizations

Search an online database or PDF directory of LCMS Recognized Service Organizations.

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Spiritual Well-being

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Congregational Well-being

 

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Relational Well-being

 

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Emotional Well-being

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Physical Well-being

 

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Financial Well-being

 

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Vocational Well-being

 

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Intellectual Well-being

 

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Resources: Topical Index

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This website is not intended to be a substitute for regular physical or mental health care. Please connect with a local health provider and services for regular care.

Resources were chosen for their insight and to benefit your research. However, the views expressed are not necessarily those of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Please read items with discretion. Discuss any questions with an LCMS pastor.

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