I625 Wellness: Ministering From a Balanced Life

The word “wellness” implies a range of meanings centered about a core concept of optimum functioning and a balanced integration of the emotional, spiritual and physical dimensions of life. Wellness in the course understanding moves beyond the concept of “self improvement” to embrace abundance, connection and fullness of living while also acknowledging the reality of boundaries and limits. Readings will deal with multiple considerations of wellness and with the stress inherent in the vocation of ministry as well as factors that detract from the goal of wholeness and interfere with our human need for relationship. Students will be invited to become more intentional in constructing a faithful life in ministry that is mindful and reflective, along with determining necessary practices for maintaining it.

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