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Beat Imposter Syndrome
How to stand firm in who God says you are when you feel like a phony
They fear they will be found to be a “fraud” or a “phony.” Imposter Syndrome can present a burden―from the boardroom to the dinner table, from the stage to the cubicle.
Find Your Prophetic Voice
First steps you can take to learn to speak out against injustice
Time to Speak Up. Many times church leaders are afraid to speak out for fear of offending someone. We are afraid of being ostracized or accused of being divisive.
The Problem with Colorblindness in Pastoral Counseling
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.
helper to develop a strong rapport and ensure that the help-seeker sitting across from you has found a safe environment where he or she can tell you anything without fear of judgment.
Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith
When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in ministry.
Church & CultureMarch 10, 2017. Clumped Christians: When Fear Overwhelms Faith When a healthy church gathers for worship it should renew our passion to mobilize and move out in
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
Vicarious trauma is “the emotional residue of exposure [that helpers have] from working with people as they are hearing their trauma and become witnesses to the pain, fear, and terror
The Year of Fear
How do we minister amid terrorist attacks, racial violence, and the most polarized election in memory?
2. Shifting Assumptions About Sexuality. Cohabitation happens for many reasons: family history, financial pressures, and the complications of insurance coverage.
Self-Control for the Sake of Ministry
What does it mean to say “no” to ourselves on behalf of those we serve and influence?
division. But with recent events and the unfettered access to un-vetted, unloving opinions, we are seeing the proliferation of fear, disdain, and hostility.
The Power of Ethical Congruence
Senate chaplain Barry Black reflects on 14 years of pastoring politicians.
You were appointed chaplain to the United States Senate 14 years ago now. What changes have you seen in your role as you've served several different administrations?
Discomfort Clarified My Calling
Tense conversations about race led Riana Shaw Robinson to become a bridge-builder.
pregnant 15-year-old. Although she experienced intense feelings of fear, guilt, shame, and isolation, she felt God telling her to trust him. And it was there
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first.
Some are feeling grief, shock, and even fear. And this hurts me. It grieves me. It causes tears to spill down my face, as fear cripples every part of me and of those I love.
Trusting God When the Future Is Unknown
Will we enter God’s Promised Land for us in full faith?
The spies came back from their reconnaissance mission with two things: fruit and fear. In their hands were symbols of the goodness of the land that was promised to them.
How to Steward Your Ministry Well
What does it look like to invest in the resources God has entrusted to you?
Paralyzed by fear, he was unable to steward the treasure he was responsible for. How many times does fear paralyze us and prevent us from stewarding what's been entrusted to us?
3 Disaster Myths That Only Compound the Devastation
The biggest threat facing churches isn’t a disaster event—it’s how we think about disasters.
On the other hand, some people overestimate specific threats, and live in fear of large-scale disasters like a tornado or terrorist attack, despite the fact that more people in the United
Step Out of Fear into Your Calling
How to overcome insecurity in ministry
Step Out of Fear into Your Calling. How to overcome insecurity in ministry. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3. 0; tweet; email; print. The Haunting Fear. As
Bonhoeffer’s Answer to Political Turmoil: Preach!
The German theologian’s words about fear ring remarkably true today.
into this atmosphere of angst and uncertainty with a message of hope—a message the church still needs to hear and re-proclaim today, because no human is beyond fear's reach.
Female Insights into the Christmas Story
Women bring unique perspectives when they teach the Word of God.
In the past, I would have shied away from sharing these aspects of the text out of fear I would come across as “too feminine” or that the men in the audience wouldn't be able to relate.
Sexual Addiction Destroyed My Pastorate
Exposing the truth was just the first step to redemption.
Fear, shame, and anxiety came in constant waves, and I was unable to sleep for a couple of nights. With a quick fix, you feel great until the shame and fear returns.
Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need.
The thing that came through loud and clear was that I needed to give up fear and worry. I have to admit this goes against the idea of giving up something
Wounded Leaders Wound Others
The negative effects of leading with unmet intimacy needs.
A ministry or church that is personality-driven is usually led by a person who has a deep need for approval stemming from a fear of failure and rejection.