Personal Life

Five Things Every Pastor Can Do to Stay Healthy

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The grind of ministry can take a toll on the health and well-being of the pastor and his family. At Care for Pastors, we help pastors and their families find balance, develop skills, prioritize ministry, and stay in a place of spiritual vitality. Here are five things every pastor can do to stay healthy: 1. Set Healthy Boundaries On a practical level, this means knowing your own limitations. You cannot keep giving ministry to others if you are neglecting ministry…

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9 Ways Pastors Let Ministry Harm Their Marriage

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By Chuck Lawless Too many of us know a ministry couple that has divorced. I encourage pastors to be aware of ways we sometimes let ministry harm our marriages – and be ever alert to not let disaster hit their own home. If you are not a pastoral leader, let these words lead you to pray for your pastors. Too little energy is left for relationship building at home. Pastors serve others in various difficulties of life such as hospitalization, relational…

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Facing the Future

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Life is moving on and a new year is here. You will never live in a time of perfection or a problem-free environment in this life. So, here are some thoughts on the New Year that can help us all to face the future with courage and faith. Always see your future as bigger than your past Many people face the future with apprehension.  “I’m just glad it will be Clark Gable who’s falling on his face and not Gary…

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8 Reasons Why I Chose to Be a Friend to My Pastor

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By Chuck Lawless I’m excited to be a part of our church in Wake Forest, Restoration Church, and I love my pastor. I’m proud of him and enjoy working beside him. I’m also honored to carry some of his burdens for him. Here’s why all of us need to be a friend to our pastors. They carry a heavy burden. They’re responsible for caring for our souls (Heb. 13:17), and it’s hard to find a weightier responsibility. I feel it as part…

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Feelings Versus Faith

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In pastoral ministry, we are constantly being challenged to live by faith.  Our natural tendency is to slip back into decision-making that is based on our feelings and not on our faith in God. The feelings that dominate our decision-making are rooted in fear, self-preservation, frustration, discouragement, and anger. As a pastor, I cannot make ministry decisions (or even life decisions) based on how I feel or how I think someone else may react. I must make decisions based on…

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