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Clergy and depression
Thursday, October 17, 2019
FAIRFAX STATION, Va. – Whenever clergy commit suicide, we always wonder why. We grieve the loss and pray for the family, and ask God to comfort them and heal their broken hearts. But the question lingers: "What can we do to prevent this from occurring again?" I encourage my fellow clergy and the church to put safeguards in place. Ministry can be
 
10 ways to show love to your pastor, church staff
Monday, October 7, 2019
During October many churches recognize Pastor Appreciation Month as an intentional time to honor their pastors and church staff. The history of appreciating those ordained by God goes back to Bible times. The apostle Paul writes that "the elders who direct the affairs of the church well are worthy of double honor, especially those whose work is preaching
 
NC faith leaders launch dialogue on value of public schools
Monday, October 7, 2019
RALEIGH – A faith group hopes to get people talking about the importance of public schools, as some counties continue to see a rise in charter-school openings and a drop in public-school enrollment. The North Carolina Council of Churches is launching a series of public discussions across the state. Allison Mahaley, who chairs the council's education
 
Louisburg farm set to celebrate 1 millionth donation
Friday, October 4, 2019
After seven years off the football field and on the farming field instead, former NFL lineman Jason Brown and his wife, Tay, are getting ready to celebrate a huge milestone in their unexpected ministry. The couple’s First Fruits Farm is about to give away its 1 millionth pound of food to local people in need. The farm will celebrate its fifth harvest
 
Balancing pastorate, marriage aim of conference resource
Thursday, October 3, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Happily wed to his new bride Pennie, Joe Wright didn't want to travel without her in his role as executive director of the Bivocational & Small Church Leadership Network. "When I interviewed with the BSCLN and they offered me the position, I shared with them, 'This is a burden on my heart. A lot of ministers are struggling. I'm
 
The courage to stand
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
ATLANTA – Many Christian Americans in today's culture are faced with a choice whether to live out their faith or keep their jobs. We are living in a season where one week we are receiving accolades for what God is doing through us in our careers, and the next week we are facing termination for expressing what we believe about the Bible. This same
 

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Clergy and depression

FAIRFAX STATION, Va. – Whenever clergy commit suicide, we always wonder why. We grieve

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