Resilient Church Leaders: Clinical Thoughts

by Amy J. Smith. Christianity Today, August 2020.

This article helps leaders reflect upon personal mental health and professional limits to care for parishioners with mental health needs.


reflection questions ; insights and video series from Wheaton College School of Psychology, Counseling, and Family Therapy; Code of Ethics

Best For

clergy and care ministries; particularly those from Evangelical Christian backgrounds



Suggested Uses

  • Reflect upon pastoral leadership practices and strategies to support mental health.
  • Equip care ministry leaders to know when to make mental health referrals.

About the Contributor

Ben Tapper

Ben Tapper is an associate for resource consulting with the Center for Congregations. Ben has a passion for communal healing and restoration. He is also a consultant on CRG Chat and helps with social media.  

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