Towards a Whole-Bible Theological Framework for Staff Care and Wellbeing

EMQ » April–June 2022 » Volume 58 Issue 2

By Rosie Button

The biblical and theological foundations for staff care and wellbeing (otherwise known as member care) exist. However, all too often, member care literature draws on only a handful of key biblical themes or passages. A more comprehensive, or systematic theological approach is needed which provides a framework for this practice of drawing on specific passages and examples of care in the Bible. Additionally, a whole-Bible approach, seeing the whole of scripture speaking into staff care, rather than just specific passages or verses would provide a further biblical context and support.