Re-Soul: In a Hurry? 3 Ways to Add Margin and Peace (and Prevent Burnout)

Adapted from Your Best Life in Jesus’ Easy Yoke by Bill Gaultiere. Often we hurry to be successful in ministry or just get through our responsibilities for the day. But the Bible’s great chapter on love begins with, “Love is unhurried…” (1 Corinthians 13:4, paraphrased). Putting unhurried margin (or soul space) in our schedule and…

Re-Soul: 4 Ways Emotions Help You Love and Lead Better (and Prevent Burnout)

If you keep negating your emotions you’ll hurt yourself and people you love. Eventually you’ll burnout. This is true for pastors and other workers seeking to serve God. It may seem like your feelings, desires, and needs diminish your productivity. But research on emotional intelligence proves the opposite to be the truth. Caring for your…

Magnify Your Ministry!

Paul says of his pastoral ministry, “I magnify my office” (Romans 11:13, KJV). Pastor, do you magnify your office? Paul’s example and instruction is not just for professional church pastors—though it’s especially for them!—it’s for all of Christ’s ambassadors. So let me re-ask the question. Bible teacher, small group leader, marketplace worker, elder, counselor, leader,…

193 – Non-Jealous Leaders

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks:  What tempts you to be jealous? The Spirit invites us to get underneath even our difficult emotions and see the invitations for apprenticeship with Jesus. In this episode, Bill shares a personal story of a time he experienced jealousy and how a spiritual practice helped reveal what God was doing…

The Emotionally Smart Leader

Sadly, we’ve all seen Christian leaders fail because they lacked emotional wholeness. Our godly intentions can be overrun by our personal shortcomings. Angry reactions, lustful impulses, conflict avoidance, emotional distance, prideful self-reliance, power plays, or the inability to work well with other people sabotage godly purposes and lead to failure. Usually when leaders fail or…

191 – Emotionally Healthy Leaders

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks:  In this week’s episode, hear from Bill as he teaches about SMART leadership in a session from the Soul Shepherding Institute. Learn how to increase your emotional intelligence, which is necessary for Christly character! Bill and Kristi follow up this teaching with a helpful and perspective-shifting discussion on…