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THE MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH OF PASTORS

By | Alignment, Burnout, Calling, Career, Depression, discouragement, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Stress, Uncategorized, Work | No Comments

Last week’s news of Jarrid Wilson’s suicide rocked the Christian world. Many posts have been posted, many blogs have been blogged, many opinions have been opined. Some of those posts, blogs, and opinions have been tinged with compassion and grief…

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5 PRACTICAL HACKS TO 5 SURPRISING STRESSORS PASTORS FACE

By | Assignment, Burnout, Calling, discouragement, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Pastor, Rest, Stress, Uncategorized | No Comments

If you’ve answered the divine call to pastoral ministry, you’ve signed up for both a fulfilling and stressful journey. In last week’s post 5 Surprising Stressors Pastors Face we outlined some major contributors to the stress load pastors experience: Difficulty separating…

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SEVEN STEPS TO PERSONAL ALIGNMENT: PART 1

By | Alignment, Anxiety, Burnout, Calling, Career, Depression, Emotional Health, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Quitting, Uncategorized | No Comments

Healthy leadership is all about alignment. A groundbreaking 2017 report from Barna Institute, studying 14,000 Protestant lead pastors in the United States, revealed some alarming statistics: 37% of lead pastors are at medium to high risk of burnout 40% are…

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HOW TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT YOUR CALLING WITHOUT BEING DRIVEN

By | Anxiety, Burnout, Calling, Career, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Mentors, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Stress, Uncategorized, Work, Workaholism | No Comments

What drives you? Passion? Or adrenaline? Passion is an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. Adrenaline is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, especially in conditions of stress, increasing rates of blood circulation, breathing, and preparing muscles for exertion….

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3 WARNINGS EVERY LEADER SHOULD HEED ABOUT WORK-WEEK LENGTH

By | Burnout, Calling, Career, Emotional Health, Fatigue, Leadership, Ministry Leader, Missionary, Pastor, Productivity, Uncategorized, Work, Workaholism | One Comment

What is the ideal work-week length? In 1900, the Ford Motor Company commissioned a series of tests to determine how long a workweek should be to optimize productivity. Ford discovered the “sweet spot” was forty hours per week. Sara Robinson,…

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