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Before You Fire Your Pastor
8 guidelines to consider.
Show the world Christian compassion and generosity. For more information on this topic, see the downloadable resource Dismissing Employees and Volunteers.
The 4 Great Challenges of Christian Counseling
Pastors must prepare to bear these burdens as they meet with parishioners.
According to Fred Gingrich, who teaches counseling at Denver Seminary with his wife, Heather, this nonstop caring can lead to compassion fatigue: “the stress carried by those in the
The Problem with Self-Esteem
God offers a better way.
does? Self-compassion. ministry. When we lack self- compassion, we are quick to criticize ourselves in ways and at times we would never criticize someone else.
A Dream Becomes Reality
Cathy Loerzel founded The Allender Center to help people find healing from abuse and trauma.
She is a woman of fierce compassion, an incredibly sharp creative mind, and the will and strength to get things done. She has the sparkle of conviction and ambition in her eyes.
Love Thy (Immigrant) Neighbor
Women leaders play a unique role in helping refugees and immigrants settle into the community.
God-breathed soul. Any help or service we offer must flow from the springs of compassion and love that are fed by God's own supply. Along with prayer
How to Serve Your City When You Aren’t a Megachurch
Our resources are limited, but that hasn’t stopped us.
Random acts of kindness are wonderful, but I envisioned our church becoming an indispensable partner in the community through compassion and gospel proclamation.
When People Leave: The Private Pain Of The Small Church Pastor
Even if the church is large and growing, it can be hard when people leave. But when the church is small, each loss is much more painful.
But it still hurts to invest all that time, energy, emotion and compassion only to hear them say buh-bye after you've helped them get healthy again. View as Single Page Page:123Next.
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Community lament that involves compassion—a suffering with—requires us as women to bring our faces and bodies and hearts and minds and stories close together.
The Cost of Caring
How to avoid compassion fatigue as you care for others
How to avoid compassion fatigue as you care for others. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; Compassion and empathy go beyond offering condolences, advice, or rescue.
When You Just Can’t Care Anymore
Preventing and healing compassion fatigue
When You Just Can't Care Anymore. Preventing and healing compassion fatigue. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 2. 0; tweet; email; print. What you are experiencing is compassion fatigue
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.
The pastor who started with love and compassion, but became hard, mean and legalistic; The pastor who had strong convictions, but compromised so much that they lost their
Most Popular Articles of 2015
10 posts women leaders should read
You also have a heart for the marginalized, and you want to know how to support hurting people yet avoid compassion fatigue. How to avoid compassion fatigue as you care for others.
We Can't Help Everyone
When it comes to people with mental illness, I have to recognize my limitations.
But this compassion for the lonely and misfits has also brought me face to face with some deep needs and wounds, especially the complicated needs surrounding mental illness.
Why I See a Counselor
Counseling helped me discover my dual nature: the put-together leader and the afraid and ashamed woman.
That part of me knows the hurts and needs of others and can use my presence and voice as a ministry leader to advocate for Jesus' compassion and care.
Young Mom Turned Evangelist
Aimee Semple McPherson encourages us to be creative, compassionate, and courageous.
While unorthodox, McPherson overcame various trials to become a pioneer evangelist and pastor, an activist for social justice and compassion, and the founder of the Foursquare
The Power of Leading by Influence
What I’m learning as Executive Pastor of Willow Creek
After that I stepped into a role on our executive team as the head of compassion and justice, which is where all our local and global community outreach falls.