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…

190 – Burnout is Optional

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: Ministry can lead to burnout, but that doesn’t have to be the end of the story! Tune into this teaching of the Soul Shepherding Institute on preventing burnout as a part of the Emotionally Healthy Leadership retreat. Learn to identify burnout and step back into Jesus’ easy yoke.…

189 – You Can Finish Well (Christly Leadership)

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: We’ve all seen Christian leaders fall. Few finish well. How can we be one of those? This episode features a portion of a Soul Shepherding Institute session called “Christly vs. Cultural Leadership.” Sit in with this group of leaders to be challenged and inspired! Bill and Kristi will…