Jessie Thomas

Jessie Thomas, Director of Student Programming , CCHF

Finding Peace in the Chaos of Missions

Breakout Session
Student Building (Block) The Porch SMC 301

How do you keep up with the demands of ministry while balancing the needs of family, not to mention your own needs?
How do you keep doing more with less?
How do you protect yourself from burnout while advocating for the least of these?
How do you establish boundaries without neglecting the needs of your community?

These are some of the questions Dr. Thomas and his wife, Jessie hopes to explore as they shares lessons from the field. Dr. Thomas serves as the Chief Medical Officer at Dayspring Family Health Center answering a call to serve vulnerable and marginalized communities. Jessie serves as the National Director of Student Programming at Christian Community Health Fellowship (CCHF.) They have three teenage children. Serving their family and discipling their children are some of their top priorities. They are also active leaders in their local church. Despite the busyness and numerous challenges of ministry and family life, they have learned the importance of balance, boundaries, and rest.

If you are experiencing burnout or having a difficult time keeping “afloat”, this session may give you some insights on how to maneuver through the ups and downs of missional living.

Objectives

OBJECTIVES:
1. Identify areas of risk of burnout in missional living
2. Provide safeguards to avoid burnout

Finding joy in the journey and reflecting that joy to the mission field is a difficult task especially in a resource limited places. As Christians, we must be wise and discerning on how we live out our faith without burning out our families and ourselves.