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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.

Not Easily Broken: Trauma Bonds and the Road to Healing

Recently, the mental health community has focused on understanding a phenomenon known as trauma bonds. This interest is mostly due to our efforts to better understand and treat interpersonal violence victims, such as domestic violence and human trafficking. Here's why it matters in ministry.

The Path Forward: Personal Reflections on Healing and Recovery from Trauma

Recovery from trauma requires that we consistently focus our brains’ attention on that which contributes to the reversal of our trauma.

2 Ways to Conquer the Stresses and Anxieties of Life

Here are two ways the Lord is teaching me to deal with the stresses my life brings, big or small.

The Life of Job: Multiple Losses, Grief, and Recovery

Grief is a universal human experience. Everyone experiences loss and, therefore, grief. However, there is relatively little understanding of “how” one should go about grieving.

Preparing the Church: How to Assist Those in Crisis, Trauma, and Recovery

When a crisis or tragic event takes place, churchgoers ask, “What can I do to help?” We can empower congregants by helping them identify and utilize the tools they have as Christians. God is at work within every Christian, preparing them to help others.

Childhood Trauma: Developmentally Appropriate and Trauma-Informed Interventions

When treating kids with trauma, I remember these two crucial elements: therapeutic relationships are essential, and being developmentally appropriate is honoring. For the sake of children, let’s join in the play.

The Church and Mental Illness

I encourage churches to actively train and deploy “Christian firemen”—running toward those being devastated by the “flames” of mental illness when everyone else is running away.

Christian, Do Not Bypass Your Grief

Grief is an important aspect of the human experience and we should stop trying to simply move past it.

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.

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.

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.

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...

6 Ways Watching Pornography Affects Your Mental Health

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

Brian Houston Asks for Prayers as Court Case Looms, Recently Preached...

Brian Houston, former global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, asked his 691,000 followers on Instagram for prayer yesterday (Sept. 27) in regards to his upcoming court case.

Jen Wilkin on the Biggest Obstacle Keeping People From Reading the...

Jen Wilkin joins the Stetzer ChurchLeaders Podcast to explain the challenges church leaders face with helping people engage the Bible, as well as some possible solutions.

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