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Ministry Burnout (Part 3): An Ounce of Prevention

By Bill Shepson

In Part 3 of a new three-part series exclusive to Foursquare, several leaders discuss how to prevent pastoral burnout from happening. It takes courage, initiative and honesty, but burnout can be successfully avoided. After all, prevention is always better than intervention that may come too late.

 
 

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Ministry Burnout (Part 2): The Signs and the Cure

By Bill Shepson

In Part 2 of a new three-part series exclusive to Foursquare, we examine the signs of pastoral burnout, as well as practical “first steps” one can take to climb out of the quagmire. We also cover how Foursquare’s Center for Spiritual Renewal can help.

 
 

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Ministry Burnout (Part 1): Examining the Threat

By Bill Shepson

In a new three-part series exclusive to Foursquare, we take a close look at the growing problem of pastoral burnout. Dissecting the statistics and exploring the topic with leaders in our denomination, we’ll examine its signs, how to heal from it, and how to prevent it in the first place.

 
 

Devotionals

Mourning into Dancing

By Glenn Burris Jr.

When I lead with my emotions, I open the door for trouble. But when I’m led by the Spirit, I discover remarkable hope and a peace that strongly affirms God is at work.

 
 

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Jesus Wept

By Glenn Burris Jr.

Jesus’ seemingly slow response to the Lazarus’ illness likely puzzled the disciples. But when you don’t understand His timing or His actions, simply trust Him.

 
 

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Addressing Conflict

By Glenn Burris Jr.

Jesus knew how to handle conflict and likewise we need to be able to address relational difficulties in a righteous manner.

 
 

Devotionals

Crisis of Faith? Join the Club

By Glenn Burris Jr.

Recent revelations about Mother Teresa’s “crisis of faith” shouldn’t be a surprise. The Bible is full of spiritual leaders who had their doubts.

 
 

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Making Up

By Glenn Burris Jr.

Have you ever completely failed someone? Sometimes we need to swallow our pride, take responsibility and reconcile a broken relationship.

 
 

Devotionals

Ministering After the Virgnina Tech Shooting

By Pastor Jack Hayford

Foursquare President Jack Hayford reports on a trip to Virginia where he was able to minister to survivors of the Virginia Tech shooting and gives an update on the upcoming week of prayer and fasting.

 
 

Devotionals

Never Give Up

By Glenn Burris Jr.

It’s tempting to give in when the waves of life come crashing down on us. But when life gets complicated, get simple. When life is frustrating, be forthright. When life is downright disappointing, hold on.

 
 
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