Looking after a faith community isn’t a 9-to-5 job. It’s a vocation. And this often causes a leader to care for others at the expense of themself.
If they neglect their health for too long, they risk becoming emotionally, physically and spiritually drained, and unwell. As a result, their vocation can suffer, and they may even have to stop work altogether. We see this time and again in our work.
This medical assessment is an opportunity for a leader of any faith to meet at least once every two years with a doctor who is well versed in what it means to live out a vocation, in order to explore their physical, mental and spiritual health.
As well as a full examination and standard set of blood tests, the doctor will discuss with the individual their spiritual life, relationships, and work rhythms, and they’ll create a report with some simple, but important recommendations.
The aim: to prevent problems before they arise, to treat emerging issues in a timely way, to help the individual model healthy self-care to their community, and to ensure that they can truly thrive as they serve both their faith and community.
AT A GLANCE
📍 Venue: Online, or in-person in London or Nairobi
⏰ Duration: 1 hour
👥 Suitable for: Any faith leader keen to look after their own personal wellbeing
💬“These are probably the most valuable medicals I do.” – Dr. Ted Lankester
“The process was brilliant from start to finish – excellent booking, questionnaire and communication. … I felt very safe and able to be completely honest. There was no sense of being rushed, but it was also efficient. We covered everything I wanted to discuss. I really valued the prayer as well.” — Anonymous
“We do so much appreciate your faithful, caring, expert, reassuring and highly committed help to so many mission partners over the decades including ourselves. What a fantastic contribution to God’s Kingdom. Thank you!” — Tim and Rachel, Mission Agency
“We just wanted to take some time to thank-you for the assessment, friendly manner and warm welcome. It was a delight to meet you and we came away blessed and encouraged. Thanks again for your input and help.” — Anonymous