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Rethinking Mental Health Care: How the Church Can Transform a Broken System

Mental health is the great mission field of the 21st century, and it is time the Church recognized its God-given role. The involvement of the Church is the missing piece necessary to transform our broken system.

Youth Bible Study on Mental Health: 12 Resources to Use With Teens

Leading a youth Bible study on mental health can provide fascinating, applicable insights for students.

Post Traumatic Church Disorder: 12 Symptoms and 5 Treatments

Just below the surface, it affects daily interactions, vision casting and strategic planning. It affects how we relate to God and how we relate to others. I call it Post Traumatic Church Disorder.

How Anxiety Can Be Good for Us

The truth is anxiety doesn’t discriminate, no matter how spiritually mature or how well versed you are in scripture. Fear can strike anyone at any given time without regard for who they are or what they do. Here's how God can use your anxiety for something good.

Medical Missions: How Community Health Evangelism Heals Lives and Transforms Hurting Communities

Community Health Evangelism/Education (CHE) incorporates physical and spiritual education with a special focus on prevention of disease, not treatment after the fact. These medical missions heal an transform communities.

Coming Out, Mental Health Crisis in the Background of Steve Austin’s Suicide

Recent blog posts from former pastor Steve Austin show that before his apparent suicide, he had come out as queer and his wife, Lindsey Austin, was hospitalized for significant mental health problems.

Friends Mourn Steve Austin, Former Pastor and Author Who Wrote About Suicide and Mental Health

Steve Austin, a former pastor who wrote candidly about his struggles with mental health, has died. 

Rick Warren: ‘It’s Not a Sin to Be Sick’

Pastor Rick Warren has praised a pastoral letter discussing mental health and the church. The letter, titled, “Hope and Healing,” calls for an end to the stigma around mental illness and for greater collaboration between science and medical professionals and people of faith.

50 Good Mental Health Habits

Good mental health does not happen by accident. Mentally healthy people make small, daily choices that contribute to their mental health.

Elijah the Prophet: What We Can Learn From His Mental Health

Many spiritual leaders in the Bible struggled to obtain victory while serving faithfully. The story of Elijah the Prophet is just one case study model for ministry. Many pastors and church leaders can learn a valuable lesson on self-care and God’s provision to take care of His own.

The Surprising Way This Group of Nuns Provides Mental Health Ministry

You can see in the numbers how much mental health was just a real concern. These nuns are not psychologists and they needed extra help. Here's what they're using today.

Can Someone Be Spiritually Healthy and Still Experience Mental Health Challenges?

“Can someone (a) embrace the gospel, (b) practice spiritual disciplines, display (c) personal devotion and (d) devout character, and (e) have a robust theology and still experience mental health challenges?”

Do You Need to Update Your Kidmin Wellness Policies and Procedures?

As we begin to slowly reopen our children’s ministry, we are updating our wellness and sick policies. I wanted to share them in case your church is in this process as well.

Quarantine’s Psychological Toll: 3 Disorders to Watch Out For

Learning from the history of SARS and other illness-related quarantines, mental, emotional and relational health will have suffered under the period of social distancing. Here's what church leaders need to know.

Korn Guitarist Helps People Heal by Launching Wellness Centers

Brian “Head” Welch of the band Korn has recently launched a series of wellness centers to help people pursue healing of mind and body. At the same time, he and his daughter are continuing to share their story of redemption.

Steve Cuss: The Anxiety That Is Unique to Church Leaders

"Church leadership puts us under tremendous pressure, every one of us," says Steve Cuss. Steve gained valuable insights about dealing with anxiety when he was a trauma chaplain, insights he has found to be highly relevant to church leaders today.

Dealing With Depression in Ministry

The harsh reality of life in a dramatically broken world and what remaining sin does to the hearts of us all.

The Idol That’s Eating Away at Your Church

What do these 20 celebrities have in common? All of them have battled eating disorders -- unhealthy relationships with food they’ve all been brave enough to go public...

10 Questions to Assess the Health of a Pastor

We must address pastoral health if we want to encourage healthy churches. The two easily go together.

6 Ways Watching Pornography Affects Your Mental Health

Christian counselor Brad Hambrick discusses six pornography effects that impact a person's mental health.

Creflo Dollar: Some of My Teachings About Tithing ‘Were Not Correct’

Creflo Dollar, senior pastor of World Changers Church International, recently told his congregation that some of his teachings about tithing have been wrong. Dollar is known for promoting a prosperity gospel and made this confession in a sermon posted to YouTube Sunday, June 26.

Adam Wyatt: How To Be a Biblical Patriot, Not a Christian...

Dr. Adam Wyatt joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to talk about how the Bible supports the idea of loving one’s country–but not nationalism–and how pastors can navigate this volatile topic.

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