Give People Dignity the World Has Taken Away
What an alcoholic pastor taught me about administering the presence of God.
without words. The tears were a silent sacrament containing confession and absolution, condemnation and compassion, burial and resurrection. I knew
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.
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.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
people of the church. But a heart regularly moved by the gospel will be stirred with compassion and empathy toward others. Christ's work and message
How I Overcame My Dread Of Talking About Money From The Pulpit
Why should our approach to meeting financial challenges be any different than our approach to meeting every other challenge?
They know that we need to talk about money in the same biblical way that we talk about prayer, ethics, compassion, and every other part of Christian life.
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
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.
Share the Load in Your Small Congregation
Are you the only pastor on staff? You don’t have to bear the burden alone.
With my elders' permission, I spoke with two of our deacons who demonstrated the gift of compassion. I asked if they would be interested in helping me shepherd the congregation.
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.
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
When a Member of Your Church Is Dying
Preparing yourself and your church to embrace purpose and service when death looms.
It taught my sisters and me self-sacrifice, compassion, and what it means to go the extra mile for someone you love. We learned that normal Christian service is extraordinarily sacrificial.
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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.
Tales from a ‘Billy Graham Kid’
From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling.
Tales from a 'Billy Graham Kid'. From my earliest days, Mr. Graham shaped my life and my calling. Stephanie O'Brien. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand:
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