A United Methodist annual conference will grant a sabbatical leave every six years if a clergyperson will undergo a leadership evaluation, see a doctor, meet a financial planner and reflect on his or her vocation.
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Churches are the front line of encountering suffering in large portions of our culture and have the opportunity and responsibility to minister to people with mental illness, say two psychiatrists trained in theology.
A retired Baptist pastor whose ministry has revolved around social justice says doing grows out of being. Long-term social justice ministry cannot be sustained without a consistent spiritual practice.
Though it receives little attention in the West, access to mental health care is one of the most critical health issues in Africa, says a Kenyan psychiatrist.
The ancient art form of rock balancing offers Christian leaders lessons on patience, creativity, attention to detail and joy.