Sometimes, the demands of everyday life keep us from tending to the inner life. Sometimes, we severely under-value the importance of our interior world. But the rock solid truth is this: our soul's health drives everything that matters to us. It is foundational to who you are. In the end, everything about your life, your person-hood, is in some way a function of your soul. The health of your soul matters!
What is Soul Care?
1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
According to 1 Thessalonians 5:23 humans exist in three parts as a Body, Soul and Spirit. Each part exists separately with their own functions yet they all work together, complementing each other as a whole. Our bodies allow us to have direct contact with the physical world around us and our spirits, supernatural in nature, allow us to have perception, insight and potentially allows for communion with God through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
The soul resides between the physical and spiritual aspects of humans and includes our psychological and mental functions. The word “soul” is derived from the Greek word “psyche” and is often used synonymously as the “self “ of a person- our mind, will and emotions.
Soul Care is defined as the support and restoration of the wellbeing of persons in their totality (mind, body & spirit) with particular concern for the inner life. The goal of Soul Care is to foster psychospiritual growth that consists of 4 elements: Healing, Sustaining, Reconciling & Guiding.
Who needs Soul Care?
Anyone can benefit from some form of soul care which can be provided in a variety of relationships. As humans, we are social creatures and our lives take on purpose and meaning through our relationships with others. Soul Care is provided by our
clergy, pastors, lay counselors, and certified life coaches from a biblical perspective by forming mutual friendships and walking with those who come to us through their journey.
Soul Care from a therapeutic perspective is often sought out by people:
• When they seek freedom from inner bondage.
• When they seek greater depths of psychospiritual maturity and vitality.
• When they seek guidance in developing a moral perspective on their life.
• When they seek to provide soul care for others.
With the guidance of the Holy Spirit we unite with others with the intent of helping others to:
• Move towards personal wellness in mind, body and spirit
• Deal with severe losses, conflicts and emotional distresses
• Improve interpersonal relations with others with restoration of damaged relationships
• Grow more into the likeness of Christ
"We are broken body, soul, and spirit,
and we need the healing touch of Jesus."
Our Soul Care Ministry is based on the 17 principles that are profound healing tools of God:
securing your identity
breaking family sin patterns
Furthermore, our Soul Care Ministry offers Divine Purpose Coaching that will help you discover, accept and move in the purpose God intends for you.