Sat. Plenary – Brent Bounds, Barnabas International

Understanding, Evaluating and Managing Stress in Ministry:

People in ministry and those caring for them are faced with multiple stressors every day.  And yet, many times aren't aware of them, deny them, or feel ill equipped to manage them.  Jesus exemplified a person committed to ministry and yet a person who modeled self-care in the midst of ministry.  This session will focus on practical ways of understanding and evaluating the stressors that are universal as well as unique to missionaries and missionary caregivers.  We will talk about how caregivers can emphasize the importance of self-care, preventing vicarious trauma, and the mindfulness needed to manage stress well.