Simply put, this book isn’t meant to equip pastors for pastoral ministry to a depressed world. It’s a book for pastors who wrestle with depression themselves.
Sam Storms’ recent book is a field guide for Reformed churches to introduce charismatic practices into the life of the assembly.
Like a successful team, every healthy church has both leaders and role players.
Mark and Jonathan discuss the subject of burnout, particularly how it happens and what church leaders can do to avoid it in the first place.
It should not then surprise you, pastor, that you may experience depression—even though you’ve never experienced it before.
Consider these five categories of at-risk pastors.
Perhaps you’re just beginning your journey as a pastor’s wife. Perhaps you’ve been one far longer than me. Whatever the case, remember and rejoice in the gospel. Draw near to Christ. He, above all, will sustain you and restore your joy.
My small church hasn’t killed me yet. In fact, it’s grown me.
The thick-skinned and tender-hearted pastor is best positioned to minister for the long haul.
Here are 30 questions—15 internal and 15 external—to ask yourself to discover whether or not you’re on the road to burnout.
How can a church support and protect its new pastor both from his own and others’ expectations, so that he will set off and continue at a sustainable pace?
Pastoral burnout could be defined as the moment or season when a pastor loses the motivation, hope, energy, joy, and focus required to fulfill his work, and these losses center upon the work itself.
How many times have we seen confession happen without genuine and lasting change? Why does genuine transformation still evade us?
Last week, we posted an article entitled “Why We Added a Prayer of Lament to Our Sunday Gathering.” Below are two samples of such prayers from Hinson Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon.
Lament is ingrained into the culture of Jesus’ people and will be until he returns. That’s why we recently added a corporate prayer of lament to our public worship.