Tag: Stress

How to Respond When You’re Forced Out of a Church

How to Respond When You’re Forced Out of a Church

Thom Rainier’s (@ThomRainer) #podcast addresses a very painful reality that some #pastors and staff go through in the local church.  No one wants this as part of their #resumé, but being forced out of a church happens. Thom gives great advice on how to navigate the waters when leaving a local church was not your idea.  Listen to How to Respond When You’re Forced Out of a Church whether you’ve walked through a similar season or not.  It will be of help to you and to other staff to whom you minister.

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Advent Killers–Christmas Stress Relief for Pastors

Advent Killers–Christmas Stress Relief for Pastors

If you don’t know Pastor @PeteScazzero, you really need to acquaint yourself with him. His works on emotionally healthy spirituality (and its subsequent emotionally healthy leader, church, et al) are beyond impressive. This brief article on Christmas stress relief for pastors helps leaders with their top emotional problems this time of year.

His works are a breath of fresh air in a stale church sanctuary filled with self-help, Christian clichés, or useless platitudes on how to change and grow as a follower of Jesus Christ. Strangely enough, I completely relate to his church leadership challenges as he shares them in this insightful post.

I’ve added some minor additional content and additional resources in the links below, but the main article is his. I share this with you as an encouragement to focus this Christmas season on the antidotes to four of our Advent killers.

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Need to Grow Some Heavenly Grit?

Need to Grow Some Heavenly Grit?

Discovering our source for heavenly grit drives our stress levels DOWN!

Where does heavenly grit come from? Do we manufacture that ourselves? What is God after? Doesn’t He pursue it with relentless determination?

“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.” – Psalm 32:7 NIV

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