How Can We Experience Human Wholeness in Ministry?The Wellness Wheel was first suggested as an assessment tool for professional church workers and the congregations they serve in 1997. Grace Place Wellness Ministries has shared the Wheel with thousands of workers and hundreds of congregations because it so beautifully expresses the inter-related nature of all the aspects of wellbeing. We experience God’s Shalom of wholeness and unity only to the degree that we find Christ’s healing grace at work in all aspects of life: baptismal, spiritual, relational, intellectual, emotional, vocational, physical and financial.
Life with GodBaptismal and Spiritual Wellness, the center hub and the outer rim of the Wheel, influence all the other parts of life and together form a cluster of wellness that we call Life with God. All health and wellness is grounded in our identity as children of God and the nourishment of his Word in our lives.
Life in CommunityRelational, Intellectual and Emotional Wellness form a second cluster of closely related topics that together address the various aspects of Life in Community: in our homes, our neighborhoods, our congregations and in team ministries.
Life in MinistryYou may find that your work on Vocational Wellness will be closely tied to the Physical and Financial aspects of life. Together the three form a cluster we call Life in Ministry, because we’re only able to engage fully in our Vocational callings when we experience a satisfying foundation of Physical and Financial wholeness.
So, how are you
doing right now?
Wherever you begin your wellness journey, The Wellness Wheel is intended as a guide to help you answer the question, “How am I doing?” As you journey with Jesus to find his healing touch in any area of life, don’t be surprised to discover how closely it is tied to all the other aspects of your life too! Wherever you are on your wellness journey, remember that God is always ready to fill you with his gifts for restoration and renewal.
And when the time is right, our resources to guide your wellness journey in other new directions will be ready for you!