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Resources for Coaching for Resilient Ministry: Self Care

Our guests today were:

Vinny Tauriello is the MNA Coaching Specialist, an ordained PCA minister, and an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation.  He has been in pastoral ministry since the mid-90’s in a variety of roles: senior, associate, and church planter.  He now coaches leaders in ministry, music, and business as the founder of By Design Coaching, LLC.


Charles Hooper Jr. is an ordained PCA minister and a Master Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation. He has applied the principles and practices of coaching in discipleship and leadership development in three PCA churches -Briarwood, Intown Community, and Perimeter. He now coaches CEO’s, business owners, and leaders in organizations like Chick-Fil-A as the Principal of Hooper Leadership Coaching LLC. His motto is “Accelerating Leaders through Change with Clarity”. Charles’ current assignment is doing business as ministry as a missionary in the marketplace.


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Here are some of the resources suggested:

Resilient Ministry, Burns, Chapman, and Guthrie.

Failure of Nerve

The Contemplative Pastor


The Emotionally Healthy Leader: How Transforming Your Inner Life Will Deeply Transform Your Church, Team, and the World, Peter Scazzero

The poll that was taken: Of the five areas of self-care which is most challenging for you now?

Emotional: 17 responses – 33%

Social/relational: 13 responses – 25%

Physical: 12 responses – 24%

Spiritual: 6 responses – 12%

Intellectual: 3 responses – 6%

The question was asked of the audience: “What is your response to the term self-care?”

  • =secular
  • Vital for Christ honoring ministry!
  • I think its hard to implement
  • buzz word along with coaching
  • letting God nurture MY soul
  • people don’t seem to want u to do it
  • new agey
  • as they say u need rest
  • Permission to relax and rest – Newburgh Indiana
  • Self care does sound indulgent. Even not something I’d want to do, “spa day” sounding.
  • An appropriate selfishness.
  • One term that comes to mind is SABBATH
  • 1 in 7
  • We had a children
  • Necessary
  • John Ortberg defines it as keeping your soul.
  • Taking specific time to keep yourself healthy, mind, body and soul. Bill
  • children need (ed) me
  • put my mask on before putting on anothers
  • Mostly positive, and even compatible with what it means to love the Lord and love others (of which I’m a part of the latter!)
  • Easy to think it is too much about myself when I should be focused on others. Learning to reframe it for useful ministry.
  • why coaching instead of discipline
  • knowing the limit of myself
  • For myself, it means submitting myself in humility to the care of Jesus for my soul.
  • discipleling
  • 1 Timothy 4:16 is a key foundation for the concept of self-care for me.
  • We had a children’s song on the “fruit of the spirit,” and self-control was, “just controlling your self.”  So when I hear ‘self-care’ I automatically think, “It’s just caring for self.”
  • Necessary for me to thrive and lead out of love especially in the midst of challenge and trial
  • Actually, all the chats are hidden to us!
  • I’m doing that, but they are not visible.
  • 100 years ago – the “leadership skill set and expectations “ barely existed.
  • Self-care often requires me being responsible– eating vegetables, exercising etc. Instead I want to turn it into watching Netflix and eating ice cream…
  • self-care is self-discipline.    Self-discipline is the gift of the Holy Spirit, through faith in Jesus Christ, which brings obedience and true personal freedom and eagerness to do what is good.     “For God has not given us the spirit of fear or timidity; but of power, and of love, and of sound mind, self-discipline and wise discretion. “ 2nd Timothy 1:7   We must be good stewards and nurture our soundness.

Updated on February 12, 2021

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