http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Jocelyn R. Pletthttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngJocelyn R. Plett2022-10-26 22:38:452022-10-26 22:42:17What is Spiritual Direction?
My mom and dad have taught me a profound lesson on what faithfulness looks like. They celebrated 65 years of marriage before my dad’s recent passing and those years covered some very hard seasons. When I was younger, I fully expected my parents to get divorced eventually. Part of that stemmed from seeing that they didn’t spend much time together and I could often hear them fighting when they thought my brother and I were sleeping. The other reason I expected it was because most of the kids in my class were from one-parent homes. I can only recall two of my classmates whose parents were still together besides mine. When my parents did fight, I often wondered if this would be the time where they would walk away from each other.
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Pauline Doerksenhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngPauline Doerksen2021-07-05 22:00:122021-07-05 22:12:53What my parents taught me about faithfulness
Where are you, God? This is a question that haunts all of us at different times in our lives, pastors included. Psalm 10:1 says, “Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble?” We have all had those times when God seems completely uninterested and uninvolved, when our prayer is dry, when our relationship with Him seems empty and one-sided. For the pastor, this reality can be especially worrisome. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Dan Heavenorhttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngDan Heavenor2019-05-24 00:22:452019-07-12 15:30:47Companionship through the spiritual dryness
Many of us dream of having breaks in ministry to restore our passion and our drive. And while sabbaticals are not the “magic bullet” for all your church leadership woes, they truly can refresh you and give you longevity in ministry. Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Jerry Ritskeshttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngJerry Ritskes2019-05-24 00:16:122019-07-12 15:30:47Four reasons why sabbaticals are helpful for church leaders
Jay, one of our church members, recently shared with me: “I was a Christian for 22 years. But instead of being a 22-year-old Christian, I was a one-year old Christian 22 times! I just kept doing the same things over and over and over again.” Read more
http://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.png00Pete Scazzerohttp://clergycare.ca/app/uploads/2023/03/FOCUS-40-banner_ClergyCare.pngPete Scazzero2019-05-23 19:40:222019-07-12 15:30:57Ten top symptoms of emotionally unhealthy spirituality