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3 Dangers Present When Pastors Espouse Anti-Therapy Rhetoric

It’s no secret that we are in the midst of a mental health crisis. Nevertheless, some pastors are not only suspicious of mental health interventions, but actively campaign against them.

Lysa TerKeurst on How to Set Healthy Boundaries in Ministry

Lysa TerKeurst and Jason Daye discuss how setting good boundaries actually helps us live more fully into the calling that God has on our lives to serve and to minister.

Ruth Haley Barton on How Busy Leaders Can Discover True Sabbath Rest

Ruth Haley Barton and Jason Daye explore the spiritual reality of rhythm in our lives and look at the idea of Sabbath in a way that is accessible for pastors and ministry leaders just like you. 

Stephen Chandler on How Self-Awareness Inspires Healthy Ministry

Stephen Chandler and Jason Daye look at the value of being honest with ourselves about our own brokenness, flaws, and hangups, and how that opens the door for God to do more in our lives and ministries. @pastorserver @pastorstephen_

Michael MacKenzie on Surprising Ways We Sabotage Ourselves in Ministry

Are you derailing your ministry because of less-than-healthy habits, attitudes, and baggage? In this conversation, Jason Daye is joined by Michael McKenzie for a frank discussion about self-sabotage. @pastorserve

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.

Why Pastors Need To Invest in Their Physical Fitness

As the saying goes, “I’m here for a good time, not a long time.” However, data surrounding the health of most pastors in America seems to indicate that they aren’t here for either.

Derwin Gray on Healthy Ministry and Building Character Before Building a Platform

Derwin Gray and Jason Daye look at the priorities and the values Jesus wants to establish in your life. Derwin discusses the spiritual disciplines he finds most vital in helping sustain a thriving life and ministry.

Podcast: Learning to Accept Care and Support as a Ministry Leader With Thad Austin

Thad Austin and Jason Daye look at some of the theological and biblical underpinnings of caring for clergy, as well as some of the roadblocks that hinder ministry leaders from accepting the care that can help their lives and ministries thrive.

How to Overcome Overwhelm and Unlock Resilience in Ministry With Daniel Fusco

Daniel Fusco and Jason Daye explore the ideas of unlocking resiliency, embracing perseverance, and finding your grit in ministry so you don't tip into an unhealthy state of exhaustion and overload.

How to Protect Your Life and Ministry from Burnout With Juanita Campbell Rasmus

Juanita Campbell Rasmus discusses warning signs that pastors and ministry leaders are spread too thin, as well as ways to stay centered in Christ and avoid burnout—or maybe tapping out of ministry altogether.

Podcast Special: Paul Miller on Living in the Tension Between Pastors, Patriots, and Politics

Paul Miller joins Jason Daye on the FrontStage BackStage podcast to explore patriotism, Christian Nationalism, politics in general, and what it looks like to minister in the midst of all these tensions in which we find ourselves today. @pastorserve

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.

Shattered Innocence: Childhood Sexual Abuse and How the Church Can Help

Research from the Centers for Disease Control indicates that one in six boys and one in four girls are sexually abused by the age of 18. That's a devastating reality; here's how the Church can step up for these children.

Podcast Special: Sharon Hodde Miller on Craving Control, Anxiety, and Pastor Burnout

In this conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Sharon Hodde Miller. They discuss our cravings for control and look at healthy ways to avoid anxiety, broken relationships, and even pastor burnout. @pastorserve

Recovery from Sexual Trauma: What Every Counselor Needs to Know

Survivors of sexual assault are breaking the silence that has bound them with shame. Christian counselors may have an influx of counselees with a background of sexual trauma. We need to be prepared. @theaacc

Podcast Special: Max Lucado on How the Holy Spirit Empowers Your Life and Ministry

In this conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye talks with Max Lucado about the amazing power, strength, purpose, and blessing of the Holy Spirit in our ministries and lives. @PastorServe

Podcast Special: Dave Ferguson Gives 4 Habits for Healthy, Lasting Ministry

What are some of the practices that we can embrace as ministry leaders that will help sustain our joy through both the highs and lows of ministry? Join Dave Ferguson for a candid, backstage conversation.

Why Do We Commit Sexual Sin?

Conservative estimates indicate three to six percent of adults are involved in some form of compulsive sexual behavior. This equates to seven to 14 million adults who are creating untold damage in their marriages and families through sexual sin. But why?

Creating Healing Spaces for Those Affected by Race-Based Trauma

Every ethnic minority group in the United States has a story to tell and experiences to share concerning racism and discrimination. If you feel led to create a safe space for those affected by race-based trauma, consider the following steps before moving forward.

A Grateful Damar Hamlin Shares How God Is ‘Using Me as...

Speaking “From the Heart,” Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin is thanking people for their assistance, prayers, donations, and love following his on-field medical emergency Jan. 2.

Holly Catterton Allen: How Your Church Can Help Children Be Spiritually...

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain that, contrary to what we might assume, children are deeply spiritual and to share how churches can help kids develop resilience.

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