We are whole people, recognising that God has created our full humanity. We attend especially to our own relationship with God, making sure we are receiving spiritual nurture even as we seek to minister to others.

The full palette of spiritual and devotional practices we choose from is vast, but we give priority to encountering Jesus through God’s word and through prayer. Beyond this, we seek opportunities to worship with others; we reflect on our being and calling through, say, retreat and journaling; and we practise other spiritual disciplines, not least taking sabbaticals at appropriate intervals.

All these enable the Spirit to minister to us and shape us. However, maintaining our spiritual health is not disconnected from looking after our physical, emotional and relational health. So we are attentive to our physical and mental well-being, our need for time off and time with our families and friends.