YOU CHOOSE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT SPIRITUAL HEALTH New life is beginning to burst forth all around us as spring is nudging winter’s cold away. And the Holy Spirit is calling us to a deeper relationship with God through Christ Continue reading Spiritual Renewal for WNC Clergy and Lay Professionals
I believe that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (Psalm 27:13) “I am tired; burned out. I have been beaten up by the dysfunction of this congregation, and the two before this Continue reading Is There Enough Goodness to Justify a Life in Ministry?
Mapping the Journey of Ministry There is an old saying; “If you do not know where you are going you may end up some place else.” I thought of this as I pondered my 44 years of ministry after retiring Continue reading When You Get There Where Will You Be?
by Kandi Wiens and Annie McKee Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that Continue reading Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t
Another way to enhance your spiritual life is to meet with a spiritual director. “The ministry of Spiritual Direction can be understood as the meeting of two or more people whose desire is to prayerfully listen for the movements of Continue reading Spiritual Direction
Heather Bradley and Miriam Bamberger Grogan are executive coaches with a particular concern for the wellbeing of clergy. They say that spiritual leaders are often held hostage by their own belief that their work never ends, that they have to Continue reading 3 Questions to Preserve Energy and Passion in Ministry
Renewing this generation of Christian Leaders in order to revive this generation of Christian disciples. As a Christian leader, you are probably aware that you occasionally need time away from ministry to rest and be spiritually renewed so that you can effectively Continue reading Big Sigh Ministries
Creating a Culture of Renewal is an award-winning, proven, and empowering approach to self-awareness, leadership and ministry. Using emotional intelligence, you will master practical leadership tools to bring new life to your congregation. You will discover the vital interplay between Continue reading Creating a Culture of Renewal
BOOK REVIEW by Russ Moxley Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, by Fr. Richard Rohr Research done at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) is clear and compelling: hardship experiences provide individuals the opportunity to learn some Continue reading Book Review of Falling Upward
by A.C. Brock, pastor of Leaksville United Methodist Church, Eden, NC Billy Graham was interviewed at the age of 92. One of the questions he was asked was, “If you could do it all over again, would you do anything differently?” Continue reading Pray Without Ceasing