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Preparing to Leave a Church You Love
Even when you know it’s time to move on, you’ll likely face mixed emotions. - Article
Preparing to Leave a Church You Love. Even when you know it's time to move on, you'll likely face mixed emotions. Read as Single PagePage 1 of 3.
3 Ways I’m Nurturing My Emotional Intelligence
A heart moved by the gospel will be stirred with empathy for others.
Lately, I've been thinking about emotions and pastoral ministry— particularly, when it comes to qualities like managing self-awareness and developing relational empathy with those I've
Eugene Cho: Why I Am Stepping Down as Pastor of Quest Church
“I don’t feel burned out, but I am realizing my limitations.”
Now that your resignation is public, I imagine you are experiencing a number of emotions. Can you describe what's going through your head and heart right now? I'm doing … okay.
Unresolved Relationship Issues
Recognizing, addressing, and helping others deal with transference. - Article
Transference is a psychological phenomenon in which an individual redirects emotions and feelings, often unconsciously, from one person to another.
Bearing the Word
Preachers carry on a tradition Mary exemplified. - Article
The Truer Feelings. As my rage subsided, the truer, more deeply rooted, emotions bubbled to the surface like they always do. I no longer felt angry; I felt excluded and forgotten.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors
Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways.
When Pastors Are Sexual Abuse Survivors. Childhood trauma can sabotage ministry in sinister ways. Joshua Pease. 0; tweet; link. share; share. expand:
Counseling Others When You Have Your Own "Me Too" Story
How to walk alongside sexual assault victims when you’ve been a victim yourself - Article
we must be ready to minister when we hear the cry for help, which means that many of us will counsel women who have been accosted, while still processing the emotions about our
Four Questions to Ask When Complacency Calls
With all the politicking, protesting, and terrorizing, it’s tempting to give up the fight. - Article
But I find it is often not my words that are needed, but my broken heart. This frequently shocks me silent; emotions swell high, and the flood leaves me quiet.
Pastoral Transition: A Very Personal Note
Changing chairs after 25 years as lead pastor at the same church is so unusual that we never could have planned it.
Pivot: A Blog by Karl Vaters - Article
And I'm feeling a huge flood of emotions. Strong emotions are normal for pastors on Sunday afternoons, no matter how Sunday services went. But today is different for me.
The Problem with Being an Authentic Leader
The delicate balance of authenticity and confidentiality in leadership. - Article
When I served as a hospital chaplain, I often had to place my own emotions aside to best serve the families and staff at the proper time. This is an example of strategic authenticity.
10 Commandments for Pastors, Politics, and Social Media
Before you post, read these reminders. - Article
politics. The intensity of emotions is particularly evident during presidential elections. Pastors and church staff are not oblivious to political emotions.
Moving Forward After a Difficult Week
Unity may indeed be needed after the election, but it’s okay to grieve first. - Article
fear. Moving forward in a healthy way requires that we first allow ourselves to experience those emotions, sitting with them even when it's uncomfortable.
Billy Graham’s Altar Calls Were More Than Moments of Decision
For the late evangelist, the time after the sermon was about getting people into church.
decisions for Christ. This invitation, too, was carefully orchestrated—orchestrated for order and efficiency, but not to wrench our emotions. Graham spoke
I Don’t Fit the Senior Pastor Mold
But I’m leading in the way God has gifted me. - Article
That Sunday morning as I looked across the congregation, similar emotions came over me. As I gave the benediction, I could hold it in no longer: “May the Lord bless you and keep you.
Three Days Post-Election: Pause Before You Pastor
Let’s make these five commitments together. - Article
1. I will allow myself to feel all the feelings. I accept and own how I feel, and I commit to being present and aware of the range of emotions, thoughts, and questions I have.
Serving Transients • Changing Clocks • Managing Overload: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week. - Article
You should also try to empathize with and validate any emotions the speaker is conveying” (“What Great Listeners Actually Do,” by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman,
That Discussion You’re Dreading Is a Ministry Opportunity
How to dive into crucial conversations without clamming up or lashing out.
about significant issues. Bring clarity to charged situations and diffuse high emotions by addressing the issue without attacking the person. People are
Find Your Natural Rhythm
You can’t run full speed all the time. - Article
There is power in a song that can pull on our emotions—make us shed a tear or reflect on an old memory. Sometimes a good tune makes us jump up and dance.
Copyright No-Nos • Overtime Law Challenges • Hard Feedback: Management Roundup
Trends, tips, ideas, and stats to help church leaders manage well this week. - Article
Don't make it personal. Imagined slights and malice are toxic, but if you acknowledge the emotions being felt, you open a relief valve for the stress". ("Two
How to Minister to People Who Don’t Like You
Eight tips to love the hard-to-love. - Article
Once I have cried, vented, pleaded, and emptied all my emotions before God, I can sense his guidance and see the situation much more clearly. Read as Single Page Page:123|Next.
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