The servant leaders of the Central Texas Conference (CTC) are invited to a Self-Care Covenant Workshop, Nov. 7-8. The Self-Care Covenant Workshop provides a structured opportunity for individuals to examine their current life- and work-style choices and see how those choices are affecting their mental, emotional, physical, social and spiritual health.
We are constantly presented with choices that either enhance or detract from our overall health and well-being. And we don’t just mean the tough choice between the salad or the fries to go with your hamburger at the drive thru on the way home from another evening meeting. The choices we make regarding how we spend our time, who we spend it with, the amount of quality rest we get, and on and on are important decisions that affect our health, relationships and ministries. When we are not healthy in body, mind and spirit together, we are less than what God intended us to be and are less available to do the work to which God has called each of us in ministry.
Led by individuals within the CTC who have attended the training workshops given by the General Board of Pension and Health Benefits (GBOPHB), the workshop encourages discussion and self-examination while providing information and collaborative support. During the workshop you will learn techniques to help you…
- make the connections among spiritual, mental, social, and physical health;
- describe how Servant leadership requires self-care;
- experience stress management techniques and learn how to say “NO”;
- discuss recommendations for eating, physical activity, water, sleep, and how to personally implement those recommendations;
- self-assess current health behaviors and choices; and
- develop a self-care covenant with an accountability plan
The end-product of the workshop, a personal Self-Care Covenant, provides participants with a structured plan for one or more behavioral and/or environmental changes to improve their personal health.
The course begins at 5:30 p.m., Monday Nov. 7 and wraps up at noon the following day. The cost of the course is $40.00. Spouses (active and retired) and non-clergy staff are also invited to take the Self-Care course. The total fee for a couple would be $65.00. (If 5 or more individuals from one church attends, the total cost would be $165.00.) For those of you participating in the Virgin Health Miles program, you will be given a 1,000 mile award for participating in this workshop.