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The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
study for Administration and Policy in Mental Health journal that mental health professionals are Emlet says both internal factors— such as an unstable mental, emotional, or spiritual
Sleep: The Neglected Gift
As a pastor, I learned I needed to embrace God's gift of sleep.
Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep to be a public health problem. Lack of sleep impacts emotional well-being, causing anxiety, depression, flared tempers, and poor
The Enneagram for Pastors
9 different ways pastors look at the world, and what it might mean for your ministry.
to a fault. At times you focus too much on the goal and not enough on the spiritual and emotional health of your parishioners. Your determination to put
Make an Appointment with Your Heavenly Doctor
As we lead others, we can’t overlook our own need for God’s healing.
We might even find ourselves confiding our emotional pains publicly in social media rants in Relationships, finances, stress, and health are common sources of pain we find ourselves
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
The Road to Emotional Health. How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership. Peter Scazzero. 0; tweet; link. share; share; share. expand:
Is Your Church Healthy for People with Mental Illness?
3 ways your congregation can embrace those with mental disorders.
to those in emotional distress have a plan. They know these are our people and family—not those people. They develop relationships with their local mental-health community before
What Christians in the US Can Learn from Immigrant Pastors
For those who met Christ elsewhere, Americanized Christianity can look a bit strange.
“Here we talk a lot about our personal lives,” he said. “Faith is a means to better emotional health and relationships. It's harder to talk here about sin, salvation, heaven, and hell.
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.
Pastors Who Have Flamed Out, Traded Down, Or Stayed Strong
We seldom celebrate consistency, integrity and humility as much as we should. But those are the character traits that make for real ministry success.
so-called success; The pastor who left a numerically growing ministry to salvage their emotional, spiritual and family health; The pastor whose ministry
Peter Scazzero talks about why leaders must attend to their inner lives.
2. I wonder if leaders are thinking, I can't afford to be vulnerable enough to check my emotional health as a leader, or the people I lead might see me differently, it might open me up to
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
7 Keys to a Smooth Church Transition
How to make major changes without alienating your congregation.
Overcome emotional resistance by recognizing concerns, engaging in dialogue, reiterating the positive, and—as with intellectual resistance “Maintaining my spiritual health as a leader
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
Am I trying to fill an emotional deficit? And where can I get a healthy perspective on this? Second, church leadership needs to accept responsibility for the spiritual health of the pastor.
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
How Your Church Can Benefit from ‘The Roseto Effect’
What a tiny town in Pennsylvania tells us about life-giving community.
the goal, and within 10 years, according to a later study, the emotional and physical benefits that it once enjoyed disintegrated. Roseto now reflects the same diminished health as the
Pastor, How Do You Pray for Your Church?
10 ministry leaders respond.
and pray for the people who will sit there Sunday morning: for their awareness of the presence and power of Christ in their lives; for their physical, mental, and emotional health; for their
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.
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.
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?