Why Pastors Need Soul Care


There is crisis in the church today. It’s not that people in our churches are not committed or consumeristic or mirroring the world. It’s a leadership crisis. In the late 1970s, author and professor Henri Nouwen made the following observation in his book, The Wounded Healer: “The first and most basic task of the minister … Continue reading Why Pastors Need Soul Care

Assessing Stress and Burnout


If you are involved in ministry, taking care of your own spiritual health is vital! Yet, as a good friend of mine (Steve Macchia) likes to say, “The soul is most neglected part of the leader’s life.” It can feel selfish or perhaps its never been modeled, but taking care of one’s soul is a … Continue reading Assessing Stress and Burnout

Spiritual Formation Discovery, Oct. 2018


Discovering Your Spiritual Formation Journey “The Spiritual Formation Discovery for Leaders” process is designed for Christians well into the process of Christian maturity. The 3 day Discovery contains modules that facilitate personal discovery of the need for personal intentionality in spiritual formation. Including … one’s own longing for deeper intimacy with God where one is in the process of … Continue reading Spiritual Formation Discovery, Oct. 2018

Are You a Canal or a Reservoir?


by Dr. Ted Wueste Nine-hundred years ago, Bernard of Clairvaux wrote something so profound it still resonates today. He observed: “The man who is wise, therefore, will see his life as more like a reservoir than a canal. The canal simultaneously pours out what it receives; the reservoir retains the water till it is filled, … Continue reading Are You a Canal or a Reservoir?

Enneagram 101


On April 14, we’ll be offering a workshop on the Enneagram. Many are asking questions about this because it is new and different. If one peruses the internet, the Enneagram is described as everything from an occult practice to a great benefit for a follower of Christ. Discernment is needed. A good friend, David Wu, … Continue reading Enneagram 101