A Living Sacrifice: Biblical Principles for “Self” Care

Are you ready to feel grounded and abundant…
To shift out of daily survival mode?

Do you want to embrace the joy of service and generosity…
To set aside chronic scarcity and anxiety?

Do you seek the skill to draw loving boundaries…
To feel the power of saying “Yes”
rather than the guilt of saying “No”?
Here’s a NEW WORD…
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:1-2
This class  explores the positive spiritual foundation made possible by a life of “self” care. Inspired by the biblical vision in Romans 12, we’ll explore strategies for living sustained lives of generosity, transformation and discernment. Far from being selfish or counter-productive, a lifestyle of “self” care can cultivate capacity for right relations, humility and excellence. Class partners will take away new insights, affirmation and empowerment to make the shifts in thought and action that will sustain them in their Life’s work.
“Time management becomes an expression of peace, wisdom and trust when we dare to place our schedules in service to our discerned and blessed values,” says facilitator Rev. Jacki Belile.Jacki is a certified empowerment coach and American Baptist minister. She has been teaching and coaching about wellness topics like balance, forgiveness, faith transitions, sustainable activism and empowered living since 1994. A certified Energy Leadership coach, she supports lay and clergy leaders called to live sustainable lives of excellence, peace and joy. Jacki’s vision of a “Spirituality of Self-Care” is a concept designed to be widely welcoming and relevant to people of any formal religious affiliation or none. Our texts will include our own stories, as well as themes from Jewish and Christian scriptures.

Registration fee of $85.00 includes one 30-minute coaching session.   Watch for sessions in Chicago in July and August, as well as teleclass offerings.

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