Reasons Why Christian Leaders Fail

Dr. Robert (“Bobby”) Clinton studied the lives of 3,500 leaders and found that few leaders finish well.  Many drop out. (Usually due to burnout. Some have a moral failing.) The majority plateau. (A slow fail.) Only a few are disciplined, keep growing, and finish well. Even in the Bible this pattern holds true. He identified 49 Bible…

Top Soul Care Needs of 2016

Happy New Year! It’s surprising how many people search the Internet for help meeting soul care needs. In 2016 SoulShepherding.org received close to 1,000,000 page views. The #1 utilized resource was our “Spiritual Disciplines List” which was accessed 41,314 times. Other top Internet searches we received include “the Father’s love,” “fear not,” “calming anxiety,” “hearing God,” “setting boundaries,”…

Dallas Willard’s Stages of Eternal Living

An understanding of how spiritual and psychological development generally progresses is crucial to personal faith and the ministries of spiritual direction, pastoral care, and Christian counseling. But many Christians, even pastors and leaders, have not studied this. In The Divine Conspiracy Dallas Willard shares some key thoughts on a developmental model of spiritual formation in…