The Model for Healthy Living for Clergy

Self-assessment, Reflection, and Goals

Beloved I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul. —3 John 2

The Model for Healthy Living for Clergy reflects that true wellness is not just about your body but also about the interconnectedness of body and spirit in the ways that you live.
This custom introduction to the Model for Healthy Living recognizes the particular challenges of balancing seven key dimensions of life while fulfilling a call to professional ministry. The tool gives clergy the opportunity to pause and assess wellness against the backdrop of vocation and reflect on ways to support a healthy life to continue answering God’s call to a healthy ministry.

1. Begin with a quick self-assessment using the Model for Healthy Living wheel. Evaluate each of the seven areas of your life, keeping in mind that no one area is more important to balanced living than any other. Circle the numbers on the Model to indicate how satisfied you are that each area is in balance with the rest of your life.  1= least satisfied and 10 =  most satisfied.

2. Move through each of the seven sections separately, using the Thought Starters, Reflection Starters, Action Starters, and Goal Starter to decide the next step that makes the best sense for your life in each area.

3. Return to the Model for Healthy Living wheel in three months or six months. Can you see progress? Is it time for new goals?


A downloadable version of the Model for Healthy Living for Clergy is available for purchase on

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