From Coping To Conquering
Biblical And Practical Advice For Dealing With Depression
By Archibald D. Hart. One of the leading experts on stress, depression, and burnout gives insight into the nature of this compassion fatigue and how a pastor can turn this traumatic and life-threatening experience into discovering what God wants to do in his life.
Hitting The Wall — One Pastor’s Journey With Depression And His Road To Recovery
By Dave Argue. What happens when depression grips a pastor? Read this candid account of one pastor’s journey into deep depression and how he learned to expend his energy wisely in the marathon of ministry.
Interview with Wayde I. Goodall and E. Glenn Wagner
Longevity and success in ministry does not guarantee that pastors will not suffer from clinical depression. Two successful pastors share their journey and how, with the help of family and medical professionals, they came out of the dark and survived.
Interview with Rosalyn Goodall and Susan L. Wagner
A pastor does not experience clinical depression alone; it also affects his family. Two ministry wives share their thoughts and experiences as they walked alongside their husbands and their battles with depression.
Crossing A Deep River — Biblical And Practical Advice For Dealing With Depression
By George O. Wood. Pentecostal pastors do not often talk about depression because it seems contrary to life in the Sprit. But what does the Bible say about depression? Here is a biblical perspective and an experiential outlook from one who has crossed this deep river.
From Coping To Conquering: A Christian Psychiatrist’s View Of The Relationship Between Physical Health And Depression, Stress, And Burnout
By Richard H. Steip, M.D.. Depression may be rooted in the physical rather than the spiritual or emotional. But once the physical cause has been ruled out, counseling and medication can help a pastor go from coping to conquering.
By Gabrielle Rienas. Whether she has a personal call to ministry or not, the minister’s wife is called to support her husband. But what should she do when the expectations of ministry seem overwhelming and her husband isn’t coping? Find out how to navigate the storms of ministry and bring healing and hope to the parsonage.
By Glenn Daman. For the smaller church to be healthy and effective, the pastor needs to learn how to recognize the unique causes of stress and manage them effectively.
By H. Robert Rhoden. What is it about ministry that creates stress? While pastors may not be able to avoid the causes of stress, they can learn how to cope.
By Larry E. Hazelbaker. What does a pastor do when the physical, psychological, and spiritual resources needed to fuel his ministry are gone? Here are eight suggestions for recovery.
From The Transcendent To The Trivial: Stress-Coping Strategies For Today’s Hispanic Pastor
By Pablo Polischuk. The heterogeneous aspect of the Hispanic culture provides a multitude of stressors pastors in the American church may not face. Read these practical measures Hispanic pastors can use to avoid capitulation to stress and burnout, and to ward off depression and anxiety.
Ask The Superintendent
Handling the Pressures of Ministry
General Superintendent Thomas E. Trask, a pastor to pastors, provides advice to help pastors find balance in ministry, along with encouragement, wisdom, and hope for pastors who are dealing with the dark clouds of depression.
By George O. Wood
General Council of the Assemblies of God
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By Stephen Green
Broken in All the Right Places
By Gaylord Lemke
Experiencing Revival Through Stewardship
By Kregg Hood
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