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224 – Help for Depression: One Pastor’s Story

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: In this episode, Bill invites Pastor David to a vulnerable conversation about the struggles of depression. You’ll hear the story of Pastor David’s difficult season and the breakthroughs he experienced. God’s grace heals and restores! Let this story of God’s grace offer you fresh hope. Episode Notes:  In…

223 – When to Reopen Church

Listen to this episode of Soul Talks: The question of when and how to reopen churches is an emotional subject full of contrasting perspectives. So, what do we do when we don’t know what to do? We follow God one step at a time. Join Bill and Kristi in reflecting on how you can grow…

5 Steps to Reopen Church

“Pastoring these days feels like throwing with my left hand,” a pastor told me. “I’m a righty. I know how to do church in person, but I’ve had to do it online.” Another pastor chimed in, “After eight weeks of the Covid-19 pandemic, deciding when to reopen church is an even bigger challenge.” All the…

5 Keys to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence (SMART Love)

90% of top performers in business utilized Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to succeed. Furthermore, their EQ was more important to their success than their IQ. EQ is even more important for effectively loving and leading in your family and church. Daniel Goleman identified five core capacities of Emotional Intelligence, three that are personal and two that…

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,…