A missionary’s spiritual self-care and well-being are interwoven within all of the facets of a person’s health and wholeness, but they are also unique in the role they play in the individual’s innermost life.
Our relationship with God has two components that must be taken into account: self as pastor and shepherd of others and self as simply self. Both are important and ideally they will overlap as much as possible.
Key concepts related to spiritual well-being include the need for:
- Balance (or stability or equilibrium)
- Renewal and wholeness
- Transformation and grace
Activities to develop are:
- Bible study
- Spiritual direction
- Concern for the marginalized