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Lightening the Load: How to Thrive in Ministry by Releasing Burdens

  Do you ever feel like your past is holding you back in your ministry? Similar to a marathon runner …

Being at Peace Under Stress

It’s no secret that pastors are in a high-stress role. You prepare sermons weekly. You care for people during the …

The Five Marks of Spiritual Maturity

God wants all of us to grow. Maturity is one of his purposes for our lives. In fact, Hebrews 6:1 …

Nine Reasons for Your Burnout

Most of us have run out of gas at some point. It’s painful. When my kids were young, we went …

How to Be a Resilient Leader Like Jesus

Ministry can be stressful. You know that as well as I do. But there is hope for the crushing stress …

7 Stress-Busting Habits to Transform Your Year

It’s no secret that the last two years have been stressful for pastors. One LifeWay Research study in 2021 found …

Jesus’ Antidote to Your Stress

I once took my family on a vacation to Lake Tahoe. I hooked up a rather large trailer to my …

The Pathway to Humility

Leaders can often become their own biggest obstacle. When they start to see fruitfulness in their ministries, they may be …

10 Commandments of Emotional Health During Stressful Times (Part 2)

Pastoral ministry is full of stress. The past year has been particularly stressful for many church leaders as the world …

10 Commandments of Emotional Health During Stressful Times (Part 1)

Some seasons are more stressful than others—especially seasons of great change. This past year has been such a season for …

Three Ways to Recharge During Your Sabbath

I know many pastors who have been exhausted over the last year. Pastoring during a pandemic has brought unique challenges …

5 Reasons to Have Hope in 2021

In 1927, an American submarine collided with a Coast Guard vessel off the coast of Provincetown, Massachusetts, and began to …

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