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During the 1950s, a psychiatrist named Murray Bowen created a new intervention for those with family members suffering from schizophrenia. Two decades later, Rabbi Edwin Friedman used Bowen’s...

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Clergy experience a full life; close to God and close to those they serve. It is also true that many clergy are overwhelmed. The thesis of this book is that spiritual leaders need to be gifted at...

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The 24/7 nature of congregational ministry can take its toll on leaders. Pastors looking to maintain or regain personal and professional health can turn to the Davidson Centre for help. The Clergy...

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What is the biblical basis for sabbaticals? Why does my pastor - and my congregation - need one? How do we plan a sabbatical? In this well-researched and visually pleasing publication from Focus on...

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Congregations are not magically immune from bad things. Unfortunately, congregations are sometimes the place where the hard edges of life are experienced with cutting immediacy. For example, a...

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Children’s ministry is not for the fainthearted. Nor is it for the Lone Wolf. Learn from two ministry veterans how to build a children’s ministry that lasts - while lasting in children’s ministry....

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As many times as we hear that we shouldn’t care what others think, it is natural to at least wonder, if not worry. Clergy is one of the three professions that has the most negative projections...

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By now, almost every seminary graduate has been introduced to Bowen Family Theory and Rabbi Edwin Friedman’s effective (and often winsome, even witty) adaptation of it to congregational life. The...

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One of the most helpful aspects of Episcopal priest Anjel Scarborough’s account of her church’s closure is her depiction of signs of death and resurrection co-existing simultaneously. In churches...

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Though Ministry with Persons with Mental Illness is written by a team of specialists in psychiatry, psychology and theology, it is not overtly academic. The interdisciplinary approach to symptoms,...

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It seems obvious, but many church-goers may not realize that how they relate to each other and to their pastor are major factors in the pastor's mental health and work environment. A study of 1,500...

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