DALLAS WILLARD: When Ministry-aholics Relax With Jesus Part 1

Have you wrestled with an addiction to ministry? Bill & Kristi have a vulnerable conversation reflecting on their own journey in ministry and the challenges of finding balance in the pursuit of Jesus and the work of the ministry. This is part 1 of a 2 part conversation inspired by Dallas Willard’s new book, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23.

When Unconscious Trauma Causes Conflict

Emotion is an big part of who we are and how we relate to God and one another. Making the connection between ourself, our experiences our hurts today and those we encountered as a child is critical. Our willingness to recognize those connections can be life changing. Bill & Kristi share the power recognizing the impact of emotional trauma has in bringing wholeness and healing.

Rest: What Is Sabbatical

As Christians we all have probably heard the term “sabbatical”, but not many of us really know what it means. How many men & women in ministry can confidently say they are ministering out of an overflow? In this episode of Soul Talks, Bill & Kristi explore the spiritual, emotional and physical gift we find in the biblical practice of sabbatical. Learn how significant it will be for yourself, your family and those you minister to.

Rest: Permission to Stop

Hebrews 4:11 says, “Let us make every effort to enter God’s rest.” Men and women in ministry can be so caught up in serving the Lord that it’s difficult to give ourselves permission to rest. When we rest we can enjoy sweet communion with Jesus, deep healing and restoration. Join Bill & Kristi in an honest conversation about rest and our natural resistance to stop our work and busyness.

The Pressure to Please

A pastor is caught in a church “worship war”. Speakers are criticized. Kristi is judged for teaching men in church. Bill is caught in the crossfires of mediating a church leader conflict. Probably you feel pressure to please people too. Empathy, the Word of God, and affirmation of Christ’s call give us courage to please the Lord in all things.

Through a Dark Valley With Your Spouse

Pastor’s wife Susan Baugh shares her story of feeling alone, confused, and afraid when her lead pastor husband was opposed by church leaders and lost his pulpit.

Emotionally Healthy Community

Pastor Ken and Susan Baugh share with Bill and Kristi as we continue our series on “Repairing Torn Hearts and Relationships.” Here’s what it looks like to heal, forgive, bless, and love those who hurt us in our church or family.

Leading With Vulnerability

“Excuse me, Lord, why should I go the elders and apologize? They wronged me!” That’s how Ken Baugh felt after being terminated as lead pastor. But having receiving empathy and emotional healing, now he took ownership of his part of the leadership conflict.

Becoming a Wounded Healer

Ken Baugh reflects on being a lead pastor and shares his story of stress overload, church conflict, fear, shame, anger, and how God used this to call him into a new and deeper ministry of being a wounded healer to disciple people to Jesus.

The Busy Leader

If you struggle with busyness you’re not alone! Let’s talk about how to prioritize the life of our soul in Christ.