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The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
until I understood that these beneath-the-surface components of my life had not been transformed by Jesus that I discovered the inseparable link between emotional health and spiritual
The Weight of Stress in Ministry
Women are three times as likely to experience depression.
isolated. Depression is a major mental health issue for women. numb. You feel like your emotional reserves are depleted and your physical energy is low.
Getting Unstuck: Innovative Small Churches Find Alternatives, Not Excuses
Problems don’t become excuses when we say “we can’t do it that way.” They become excuses when we say “we can’t do it any other way, either.”
Spiritual, social, financial, emotional and more. What's a small church pastor to do when we're working hard, seeing signs of health, but the numbers are stuck?
How to Stay Healthy While Pastoring an Unhealthy Church
Hurting churches hurt people. Including pastors who try to help them. Here are 9 principles to help you stay strong.
This is essential for the pastors' mental and emotional health, because there are fewer things that will draw us into an unhealthy church's drama than constantly living in reaction to that
Top 10 Resources for Mental Health Ministry
Books, websites, organizations, and people who can help you help those with mental illness and their families.
Refer people to them for professional mental health care and emotional support, and consider using them as a resource for yourself and your staff. Paying
Peter Scazzero talks about why leaders must attend to their inner lives.
11 Ways to Protect Your Spirit from the Demands of Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral ministry can be hazardous to our spiritual health. But it doesn’t need to be.
Whether our churches are growing, static, sick, healthy, big, small or any combination of those, Pastoral ministry is increasingly seen as a detriment to our spiritual and emotional health.
Epidemic: Another Pastor Burned Out and Quit Last Sunday
The pain of one pastor is intensified under the unforgiving glare of the spotlight, while the pain of another is ignored. Both hurt equally.
But he'd gotten his priorities out of whack. He'd put all his time and energy into the church and had neglected his own spiritual and emotional health.
When Church Growth Numbers Blind Us to Deeper Truths
Increasing numbers can cause us to make two equal, but opposite mistakes about church growth and health.
We can't ignore the numbers. But we must be careful not to depend on them so much that they blind us to the non-numerical realities of spiritual and emotional health.
Maybe this curse is also a blessing
method that might curtail my premenstrual symptoms is tantalizing but not ultimately in the best interest of my overall health, I am back to having mild to moderate emotional breakdowns.
Emotional Health Should Be Required for Leaders
It’s one way to avoid toxic situations in your church
Emotional Health Should Be Required for Leaders. It's one way to avoid toxic situations in your church. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print.
Your Struggling Church Can Turn Around Today – But Greatness Takes Time
If you’re pastoring a church that has or is turning around, here's some great news - and possibly your greatest challenge.
After you've seen a turnaround, it's tempting to expect that health and effectiveness territory, until the combination of finances, marriage, spiritual damage and emotional turmoil combine
How the Church Can Support Emotional Health
If you can’t find healing in the Body of Christ, where can you find it?
How the Church Can Support Emotional Health. If you can't find healing in the Body of Christ, where can you find it? Read as Single PagePage 1 of 4. 0; tweet; email; print.
Word of the Year: Healthy
Is it time to take care of yourself?
through "comfort" foods or an extra glass of wine. These tools would serve me well to maintain a level of emotional health in the stressful year to come.
Why I Didn’t Write an Article about Health
…or did I?
It's not that I don't love the topic. I have long been a strong proponent of intentionality in the areas of physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational health. These areas are all interrelated.
Are You a Small Church Pastor? So Was Jesus
If you pastor a small church Jesus knows what you're going through, because he felt it, too.
It's hard for us to think of Jesus needing people to lean on, but he was also human, and that humanity experienced both physical and emotional weakness.
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
It demands a more sophisticated understanding of the issues, each laden with emotional and political ends meet, and almost 60 percent of pastors do not receive health insurance or
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
A book review
That being said, Sandberg does not address aspects like spiritual, physical, and emotional health in leadership life and how these play into bringing your whole self to the table.
9 No-Fault, No-Excuse Reasons Many Healthy Churches Stay Small
There's no reason to believe that a healthy small church is making more mistakes than a healthy big church.
But the assumption that we must be making horrendous errors if our church is small has a way of taking a toll on our spiritual and emotional health after a while.
5 Lies Pastors are Tempted to Tell – And How to Resist Them
No one wants bad news. So we're tempted to downplay the negatives, up-sell the positives and call it faith.
Even if it doesn't lead to a moral or emotional flame-out, this over-reliance on the pastor sends the wrong message about who the church is supposed to be focused on and led by.