For youth leaders to be around for the long-term, they need healthy balance. It’s is God pleasing when we prioritize our own spiritual practices, like worship, prayer, Bible reading, while also taking care of our bodies, their minds, and their many responsibilities. Deaconess Heidi Goehmann joins us to talk about how we care for ourselves as lay and professional youth leaders. Find all of Deaconess Heidi’s work at heidigoehmann.com.
Article on Finding the Right Mental Health Professional: blogs.lcms.org/2020/who-should-i-talk-to
Heidi’s Bible Study on Play: youthesource.com/2020/12/08/bible-study-series-the-power-of-play
LCMS Youth Ministry resource website: youthesource.com.
Bio: Heidi Goehmann is a licensed clinical social worker and mental health care provider, theologian, writer, and speaker. She received her bachelor’s degree in theology and psychology from Concordia University Chicago, and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Toledo with an emphasis on children, families, and social justice. Heidi can always be found at heidigoehmann.com, which provides resources and advocacy for mental health and genuine relationships. She is also a contributor to youthesource.com. Heidi loves her family, sticky notes, Jesus, adventure, Star Wars, Star Trek, and new ideas…not necessarily in that order.
End Goals is the podcast of LCMS Youth Ministry in the Office of National Mission. LCMS Youth Ministry Staff discuss practices for healthy youth ministry and interview practitioners who provide insight for experienced and new youth leaders.