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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
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
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
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.
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
Peter Scazzero talks about why leaders must attend to their inner lives.
4. Do you think sometimes it is because the leaders have nobody in their life regularly checking on them? Is that a significant reason why leaders could be emotionally unhealthy?
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
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
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.
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
5 Passages Your Pastor Wishes You'd Stop Taking out of Context
How we get them wrong and what church leaders can do about it.
I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as embedded in the text,” Gray explains, “is that John wishes Gaius spiritual and emotional wellbeing.” Bargerhuff
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?
Does Your Church Have the Right Model?
How to decide.
It wasn't through sexual sin, but through emotional abandonment.”. The Current Landscape. This smorgasbord of church strategies can be confusing and intimidating for church leaders.
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.
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.
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.
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.