For clergy, it can often be easy to pour out care and compassion to others and neglect our own spirit. Self-care, personal growth, and rest are all aspects of spiritual care for pastors. Resources for setting clear boundaries, continuing personal growth and education, and opportunities for renewal are all featured here.
We are called to continue to grow, professionally and personally. Boundary training is a requirement for all authorized ministers in the United Church of Christ. Associations also require Continuing Education Units (CEUs) as a form of professional accountability. These range from involvement in the wider Church, to independent study and workshops or classes.