http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Marshall Eizengahttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngMarshall Eizenga2019-06-27 23:29:172019-07-12 15:30:18Is a Kerith Retreat for me?
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Jocelyn Pletthttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngJocelyn Plett2019-06-27 23:02:012019-07-12 15:30:18Kerith Pines: One couple’s story
Peter Scazzero is best known for his work in regards to being a spiritually and emotionally healthy person, beginning with his book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality. As a young pastor, Scazzero was working from a place of giftedness and put in a lot of hard work, but soon found it was not all it was meant to be. At a certain point, he started to realize he was emotionally unhealthy. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Sam Doerksenhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngSam Doerksen2019-05-27 19:26:192019-07-12 15:30:18Book review: The Emotionally Healthy Leader
My 60th birthday is fast approaching. I’m not sure how this happened. I’m still kind of in shock. But if I’m being honest, my first real tangle with aging was well over two decades ago. I was booked as a workshop speaker at a large conference and it was my fifth year of being part of that speaking team. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Merrie Eizengahttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngMerrie Eizenga2019-05-27 19:16:122019-07-12 15:30:18The second half of ministry life
Are there risks and pitfalls that we need to be aware of when it comes to providing care and compassion? Can a person who naturally has a heart of compassion come to a place of no longer being able to be compassionate? Is it sinful for me to step back and allow others to help provide care? As a pastor, am I shirking my responsibilities by doing so? Read more
“I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.” It is likely most of us understand both the joy and the tension of Charlie Chaplin’s statement. Chaplin’s declaration became real to me when I was just nine years old. The memory is so vivid, so locked in my memory, that I could take you to the very spot – about a block from the public school that I attended in London, ON. It was the first and the last physical altercation that I have been in. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Marshall Eizengahttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngMarshall Eizenga2019-05-27 18:59:472019-07-12 15:30:18Conflicted by conflict?
I was the pastor of a good church, a growing church, a vibrant church. We had new converts, had just completed our first building project without going into debt, and our worship services were like being in the Holy of Holies. I thanked God I served a congregation who genuinely loved and appreciated me, my ministry, and my family. However, it all began to unravel when it became evident that a couple who were a cornerstone of our church were having marital struggles. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Wayne Reedhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngWayne Reed2019-05-27 18:50:502019-07-12 15:30:18A pastor looks back on dealing with difficult issues
To become a confident communicator, you would be wise to accept the following statements:
Not everyone has the same presentation style.
No single presentation style should be elevated above another.
Your presentation style is directly influenced by your temperament and personality. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Randy Ritzhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngRandy Ritz2019-05-24 23:39:192019-07-12 15:30:19Live with your strength, visit your weakness
A guide for relating to friends and congregation members who experience same-sex attraction
Our society and its view of sexuality has rapidly changed in the past 50 years. We live in a country that is struggling to determine the legal definition of marriage. Parents are wondering how to explain to their children why a playmate has two mommies or two daddies. Prime-time television shows feature homosexual characters. God’s plan for sexuality is no longer the prevailing world view. The church is being challenged and pastors are being called to answer questions. Pastors cannot escape the question of how to deal with homosexuality within God’s framework. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Bob Wilsonhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngBob Wilson2019-05-24 23:26:052021-10-27 18:22:03Someone I know is gay or lesbian
“One of the first steps leaders can take to develop a safe environment in the midst of change is to recognize the value that conflict holds for them.” – Rendle, G. R
The tendency towards forced termination of church leaders is epidemic in North American. Ken Sande (2003) declared that all the reasons for forced exits can be summarized in one word: conflict. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Alan Simpsonhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngAlan Simpson2019-05-24 23:17:252019-07-12 15:30:19Rethinking conflict in the local church setting