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Honoring God Through Rest: A Pastor’s Guide

In the midst of fervent service in ministry, it is crucial for pastors to remember that rest is not only a necessity but also a means to honor God.

Prioritizing Celebration

Do you have a culture of celebration? Countless studies all point back to the tried and true principle that “what is celebrated gets repeated.” When we take the time to recognize great things, we are setting the stage for repeat success.

Supporting Friends in Crisis: A Compassionate Guide

When you have friends in crisis, your immediate, compassionate support can make a significant difference in helping them navigate through this challenging time.

The Power of Quiet

It is crucial for those in leadership positions to recognize the importance of slowing down and embracing quiet moments.

Steve Carter: Finding Hope When Your Ministry World Collapses

Steve Carter and Jason Daye look at how to navigate disappointments and destabilizing seasons in our ministries. Steve shares from his own experiences as a pastor what God taught him about grieving, breathing, and receiving.

Mental Health During Pastoral Transitions

During pastoral transitions, church leaders might not know the questions to ask, the people to seek out, or the challenges that could come, so it’s good for them to bolster their mental health as much as possible.

Amy Trout: Addressing Our Mental Health Crisis

Dr. Amy Trout and Jason Daye look at the breadth of the current mental health crisis. Amy also shares some creative ways that local churches can partner with professional counselors to address the mental health issues in their communities.

Ryan George: Healing from Church Trauma and Spiritual Abuse

Ryan George and Jason Daye look at some of the ways that local churches can make space for those who've experienced spiritual abuse.

Unlocking Joy and Well-Being: Embracing Play in the Modern Christian Life

Embracing play in one’s life is about recognizing its fundamental role in fostering physical, emotional, and spiritual health. It’s about creating intentional space for activities that rejuvenate and bring joy, in line with the biblical principle of Sabbath rest.

Nurturing Your Soul

Amid the demands of pastoral life and ministry, it’s easy to forget that you too need a strong community of friends you can trust and rely on.

Echo VanderWal: Serving Well When the Needs Seem Overwhelming

Echo VanderWal and Jason Daye look at the incredible importance of soul care for yourself, your family, and your team as you serve in ministry.

Joel Muddamalle: How To Face Your Fears and Insecurities

Dr. Joel Muddamalle and Jason Daye explore some of the fears and insecurities that we wrestle with as ministry leaders and the unhealthy cycle that those can create.

Prioritizing Time

The noble calling of pastoring a church often comes with a relentless schedule and the constant pressure to juggle various responsibilities. Effective time management is crucial to making sure you can fulfill your duties while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Unraveling Loneliness: How Deep Friendships Combat Anxiety and Depression

The role of friendships cannot be overstated when it comes to fighting loneliness, which has emerged as a silent epidemic, cutting across age groups and communities, subtly contributing to the rise of anxiety and depression among many.

Maximizing Your Bandwidth

Just as a strong internet connection is essential for seamless online communication, your personal bandwidth is crucial for maintaining your well-being and effectiveness as a leader.

Jess Connolly: Sustainable Rest in the Midst of Ministry

Jess Connolly and Jason Daye look at some of the struggles that we have as ministry leaders when it comes to experiencing rest and refreshment.

Enhancing Pastoral Care: Lessons From Therapists To Boost Discipleship

The convergence of therapeutic wisdom and pastoral care opens up new pathways for fostering spiritual growth, emotional healing, and relational health within the church community.

Alan Fadling: Is Anxiety Impacting Your Ministry?

Alan Fadling and Jason Daye discuss how we can intentionally and thoughtfully address the anxiety in our lives.

Counseling Hesitations

Even pastors can benefit from a little professional support now and then. But why do so many of us hesitate to take advantage of counseling for pastors? Let’s unpack some common concerns and why counseling is actually a pretty cool thing.

Shepherding the Shepherd

It’s so important for pastors to be poured into by others, whether through peer relationships or mentorship. This article explores the significance of pastoral support, drawing insights from both biblical principles and contemporary challenges faced by pastors.

Daniel Im: How Not To Let the Consumers Drive the Strategy...

Daniel Im joins “The Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast” to explain how pastors can lead more effectively in a “post-everything” world and why their communities contain more than just the non-Christians and the Christians.

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