We partner with churches to provide self-care plans for their staff as well as with individual ministers and ministry staff.
We provide personalized care plans for individuals that prioritize their unique needs in order to focus on their own self-care and well-being. Each plan is designed for an individual’s unique interests, struggles and strengths in order to provide them with the tools necessary to create a new rhythm.
Our services are entirely confidential. Ministers feel comfortable sharing which further enriches the healing process. Our plans provide the confidential support team that is often lacking in a minister’s line of work.
Day 7 was founded by a third-generation minister with first-hand experience of the joys and challenges of ministry. The current leadership staff at Day 7 have also worked in ministry for almost 20 years cumulatively, and understanding the fulfillment and trials of ministry work, will help you come up with a plan that encompasses all that you need in order to feel cared for and healthy.
This plan is financially supported through the individual, their church or ministry and Day 7. Individuals who invest in their own plan and have some financial responsibility are more likely to complete their plan. The church or ministry supports a portion of each individual’s plan and Day 7 covers the rest.
To start, an individual will create a unique 3 month plan that addresses his or her specific needs. They will be connected with various providers and resources that support their physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. This plan is financially supported through the individual, his or her church or ministry, and Coach Approach.
Upon completion of the initial 3 month care plan, individuals will meet with Day 7 staff to discuss what parts of their plan were most helpful and to determine what services to continue moving forward. Day 7 staff will continue to meet frequently with the individual to check in on their continuation plan. These plans continue monthly and are financially supported in the same fashion as care plans.
Unplanned circumstances happen: whether that’s a trauma or unforeseen life event, and individuals may need crisis intervention. Day 7 steps in and offers assistance to provide care to the individual during this time.
Identify areas of care emotionally, physically and spiritually that will lead to greater health.
Create an individualized care plan and get connected to wellness resources.
Day 7 comes alongside the church and minister to defer cost.
That includes life-giving activities, professional services, and identified self-care practices.
As churches and ministries, it is important for the whole team to be on the same page about what self-care, health and wholeness look like. Individuals can be great at prioritizing their own self-care, but it also must be encouraged from an organizational level. Day 7 offers workshops that can be held for a church or ministry that covers the following topics:
A culture of self-care promotes the well-being and care of their staff. This culture is not created by accident or without intention. The leadership team of a church or ministry must prioritize their staff in order to cultivate a healthy culture. In this workshop, geared for leadership teams, the team will understand what a healthy culture of self-care looks like and how they can create that at their church or ministry. They will receive tools, resources and coaching to implement that within their organization.
It’s easy to forget about self-care when you’re engaging in the hard, important every day work of ministry. But in order to create sustainable staff where burnout rates are low and staff retention are high, individuals must prioritize their own health and well-being. Many people working in helping professions don’t know where it starts when they’re told they need to care for themselves first. This workshop will teach attendees what self-care is, why it’s important and give valuable tools and resources.