Healthy or Not?
By Amber Woller
When tending the sick, how do you keep from getting sick?
Doctors are daily surrounded by sick people. Doctors do not have superhero immunity against disease. Rather, they take precautions like washing their hands, so that they do not catch all the diseases they face in the exam rooms.
Pastors, especially church planters, are surrounded by spiritually sick people. If your community were full of spiritually healthy people, most likely God would not call you to plant a church there. Rather you are out to reach people who either have never had a relationship with Christ or have a broken relationship with Him. They are sick. They are unhealthy. Jesus is the medicine they need, and Jesus has sent you to administer it.
As you surround yourself with the spiritually unwell, how do you keep from catching their sickness?
At first, that may seem like an absurd question. As a Christian, as a pastor or a pastor’s wife, you already believe in Jesus and hopefully are spiritually strong. However, you do not have superhero immunity against spiritual sickness just because of your role. When you are constantly surrounded by those who are needy, critical, unstable, apathetic, doubtful or other spiritual sicknesses, it can have negative affect on you unless you take precautions to ward off getting sick.
So, when tending the sick, how do you keep from getting sick?
Amber and Scott Woller planted Corner Church and started a successful coffee shop (Corner Coffee) in the North Loop of Minneapolis. Amber grew up in a Christian home and accepted Christ at an early age. After graduation from Evangel University, she worked as a public school teacher in Texas before moving to Minneapolis to plant the church. In 2012 Corner Church added a second location, Corner Church in Uptown, which owns The Beat Coffeehouse. Amber works for Minnesota Church Multiplication, is a mother of two girls and writer.