The Embodied Church in a Digital Age
Should we cheer or moan when online churches perform virtual baptisms?
As DJ was speaking and I was under the water, I could feel this life I lived before being lifted away, and there was this new, amazing future for me,” she said, getting emotional.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
I distanced myself from a wife who only wanted a husband who would say, “It'll all be okay.” That's typical of sexual abuse survivors: we're terrified of emotional threats, and we hide from
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
The Road to Emotional Health
How transforming your unhealthy interior transforms your leadership.
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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
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
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 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.
How Can Churches Treat Their Staffs Well?
An experienced executive pastor offers insights on compensation, job descriptions, and more.
What we are looking for is emotional and spiritual health as a result.” Fair benefits could be vision insurance, could be dental insurance, a retirement plan—so that the pastor or staff
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
This likely took a great physical and emotional toll on Moses and prevented him from focusing on on a visit to the ICU because he was nervous visiting someone in such critical health.
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
Lord, Deliver Us from Passive-Aggressive Conflicts
Every church has elephants in the narthex. Here are four ways to root them out.
But we can offer something much more valuable than financial compensation: spiritual and emotional discipleship to help those we lead become more like Jesus.
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.
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
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
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
Why Moral Failure Happens When Ministry Is Going Great
7 characteristics of success that can lead to adultery.
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.