Pastor, the first person you need to lead is yourself.

Photo by Jeff Sheldon on Unsplash If you’re married, do you remember the night before your wedding? I do. My wife says I was acting strange, even a little standoffish. No, it wasn’t because I was apprehensive about marrying this stunningly beautiful, sweet, gentle woman. But rather, as I thought about the weight of being a husband, I…

The hardest thing to learn about anger? You are the problem.

  Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash Anger and Our Desires We are minding our own business, perfectly content. Then someone comes along and makes us angry. We were not angry before; we became angry after. If the other person had acted differently, we would not have become angry. The logic is airtight. But this kind of thinking…

Ministry leaders who have a healthy emotional iq are likely to have greater ministry benefit – Dr. Thom Rainer

Here’s a brief word from Dr. Rainer on Emotional Intelligence (summarized from Daniel Golman’s book Emotional Intelligence). The implications of emotional intelligence within pastoral ministry or leadership in general, are very significant.  In fact, Dr. Rainer says that “ministry leaders who have a healthy emotional iq (intelligence quotient) are likely to have greater ministry benefit.” So what exactly is emotional…