Personal Life

4 Ways to Refresh When Your Soul is Weary

Posted by | For Pastors, Ministry Life, Personal Life | No Comments

By Dan Reiland Early in March, the prevailing thought was that we’d all be back in buildings for church services by May. Very few expected the COVID pandemic to go this long. It’s now May, and only a handful of churches have reopened at very limited percentages of their normal seating capacity. Some churches are working on plans for reopening in June, still limiting their seating, and many will not reopen till July or August. One of the major existing…

Read More

Mental Health and the Church

Posted by | For Pastors, Ministry Life, Personal Life, Resources for Pastors | No Comments

Mental illness has been a highly controversial topic in the Christian community for quite some time. When I was attending Seminary for my Master’s in Marriage and Family Counseling, there was a continuous debate between the school of theology and the school of education about mental health and what we should believe.  When attending, I was often caught in conversations about mental illness and was led to consider by many that mental illness was solely a spiritual issue and that there…

Read More

Why Waiting on God Matters Right Now

Posted by | For Pastors, Ministry Life, Personal Life | No Comments

Pastors are often placed in the position of having to wait on God. This is especially true during this pandemic. Think of the number to times in the past month you have had to wait on God. You are waiting for Him to guide you in plans to reopen the church. You are waiting for answers prayer, mending of relationships, changing of hearts, healing of brokenness, restoring of health, and God’s moving in the congregation. Why is it so difficult…

Read More

3 Lessons I Learned from Burnout

Posted by | For Pastors, Ministry Life, Personal Life | No Comments

By Aaron Coalson Pastors aren’t supposed to have breakdowns. We’re supposed to be in control, collected, stoic. Pastors exist to help others in their needs, and through our work, be able to rise above our own. Unaware of what was brewing underneath the surface of my soul, I believed the lie that pastoral work required me to be fixed, resolved, finished. So I thought. Yet, God has humbled me, bringing me to the end of myself and the beginning of…

Read More

How to Keep Going in Ministry When You Reach Your Breaking Point

Posted by | For Pastors, Ministry Life, Personal Life | No Comments

By Rick Warren Stress is just a part of ministry. If you don’t have stress in your ministry, you’re probably not being very effective. You need a certain amount of stress in your life to accomplish anything. Stress is what gives you the energy, the effort, and the ability to actually accomplish what God has called you to do. Take a violin, for example. You have to put stress on the violin strings to make music. If you add just…

Read More