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Set Limits for Optimal Leadership Health

By Paul Kuzma

Being aware of your limitations can go a long way in helping you keep your personal life and ministry healthy and strong. Pastors should revel in the freedom of not having to be, do, have, or even give, everything, shares Paul Kuzma.

 
 

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Slowing Down Can Lead to Healthy Lives and Leadership

By Serafín Contreras Galeano

As pastors, it’s easy to fall beneath ministerial pressure. But how can we find success in maintaining healthy lives, leadership and families? In this bilingual (English and Spanish) message, Dr. Serafín Contreras Galeano shares practical steps to maintain balance and health.

 
 

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Is Your Lifestyle a Recipe for a Breakdown?

By Paul Kuzma

Add together workaholism, perfectionism, a busy family life, myriad ministry activities, an overscheduled calendar and some stressful situations, and what do you have? A recipe for disaster. Foursquare Pastor Paul Kuzma shares from his own experience how an emotional and physical breakdown happens, how to recover from it—and, more important, how to prevent it from happening in the first place.

 
 

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Leaders Invited to Training That Prepares Them for Crisis Situations

By Rod Light

It’s not the kind of thing we like to think about—but when tragedy strikes, how prepared are we to minister effectively to people in need? Foursquare Chaplains International provides FEMA-approved training for disaster relief and crisis management via Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training. In January, 81 leaders gathered for the first training intensive, and more training events are in the works.

 
 

Your Questions

Broke and Scared: Is God Ever Going to Show Up for Me?

By Greg Dueker

What do you do when it seems like God hasn’t been paying attention to what you’re going through? One faithful believer asks that question, following an intensely difficult year where the economy personally tanked his income. So far, God hasn’t come through for him, or so it seems. Where is He? Greg Dueker, an ordained Foursquare minister, addresses this tough issue with grace and practicality.

 
 

Devotionals

The One Thing That’s Needed

By Tristan Fenholt

Serving the Lord is a good thing. But if we’re not careful, in our service we can become distracted from what matters most, ending up stressed out and burned out. Youth Pastor Tristan Fenholt shares a familiar story from the book of Luke that’s a good reminder to all of us, regardless of how long we’ve been in the ministry.

 
 

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When Panic Attacks

By Basil Osuji

Turbulence, fear, tension and uncertainty seem to be part of our everyday life in today’s world. How can we best handle when panic hits and doubt sets in? Foursquare Pastor Basil Osuji recalls the comforting scriptures that remind us that God is always in control.

 
 

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Identity Crisis: One Pastor’s Story

By Keith Meyer

Keith Meyer was preaching about living the Christian life and getting to heaven, but inside he was living a kind of hell on Earth. Ministry was killing him. From his new book, “Whole Life Transformation,” he shares how he faced the issues that were causing personal destruction, and how he got his life back.

 
 

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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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