Suicide is not a new issue by any means. When a family member of a pastor commits suicide, we're certainly sad and feel for the pastor and other family members. When a pastor commits suicide, now THAT we don't expect. It's a bit more deeply...

.... how he got into counseling. Yes, you read that right! Bill Hybels really wants you to know that he's in counseling, and he believes you should be too. I happen to agree with Bill. Did you know they actually require counselors to be in therapy...

In an occasional series, we've been addressing the issue of insecurity in leadership. Perry Noble came out today with a great list of ways you can determine whether or not you are a leader who struggles with insecurity. Quick disclaimers: We ALL struggle with insecurity when...

It's been a while since I've posted on this issue of insecurity in pastor and leaders. Recently, I read something that Mark Batterson (pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC) wrote about the topic: He wrote: I think influence and insecurity are opposites.  Insecure leaders don’t...

In my last post (too long ago), I mentioned I would be writing more on the issue of insecurity, especially within pastors and leaders. Today, I introduce you to Scott Couchenour. You can get to know him here. I encourage you to get to know...

A few recent conversations with a pastor friend of mine have raised an issue that I've found true for my life. Maybe you can relate to it as well. My friend has been in full-time ministry as a Senior Pastor for over 30 years. He's served...

Milfred Minitrea of the Missional Church Center, wrote a powerful post on his blog that I think deals with the dark side of ministry and how Pastors are constantly dealing with the issue of congregational change management and ministry effectiveness. In His post called, "Depression: Pastors...

You may or may not have heard of Father Peter Norden, founder of a large social justice agency in Australia called Jesuit Social Services and a well-known Prison Chaplain down under. He recently announced his resignation from the ministry after 40 years, citing burnout. Interesting juxtaposition,...

Summer brings with it all of its splendor and, hopefully, the anticipation of some down time with family and friends. How are you facing it this year? Are you excited about, ready for some time to refresh relationships, maybe see some friends or family you...