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The Importance of Mental Health for Ministry Workers

The Importance of Mental Health for Ministry Workers

Mental health, in all its various forms, can be a scary, difficult issue to tackle. It can feel shameful and embarrassing to admit that we need help, let alone discuss with another person. It’s not uncommon for church servants to feel as though they must “have it all together” for the sake of the congregation, while struggling with the unique difficulties of ministry. This makes discussing mental health issues and seeking care even harder.

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3 Lessons on Church Administration Learned Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

3 Lessons on Church Administration Learned Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everybody was a beginner when it came to managing church life in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, in what experts are calling the post-pandemic phase of the virus, church leaders have learned some lessons. We asked church leaders across the PCA to share their insights and have compiled their responses in three quick take-aways.

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The Oft-Forgotten Role of the Pastor’s Wife

The Oft-Forgotten Role of the Pastor’s Wife

“It’s surprising that a person in the spotlight can be invisible. That’s how I felt as a pastor’s wife, under constant scrutiny, but unknown.  After being married to my husband and serving alongside him for almost 20 years, this past year felt like I had finally hit a stone wall. I could no longer cope with the stress and disappointments of ministry on my own.”

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To Bless and Be Blessed

To Bless and Be Blessed

Rev. Shim arrived to pastor the fragile church in 2018 and had just begun to see his revitalization efforts come to fruition when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. 

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2020 Impact Report

2020 Impact Report

God’s faithfulness to care for those who serve the church is evidenced as we look back on the numbers from 2020.

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How God Cared for Me

How God Cared for Me

It has been almost thirty-four years since Tom Graham died, but Tom’s widow Anna Graham still loves the church and marvels at how God cared for her through the church.

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Grateful for your Gifts

Grateful for your Gifts

Your gifts support widows in need of financial assistance. Here are some testimonies of gratitude from widows who’ve benefitted from your generous gifts.

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Cultivating a Staff Culture

Cultivating a Staff Culture

Leadership influences every facet of an organization. Healthy leaders create healthy organizations. This is as true in churches and church-related organizations as anywhere else.

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Personal Reflections on Burnout

Personal Reflections on Burnout

It has been eight years since I’ve served on a pastoral staff though I’ve continued to use my pastoral gifts regularly as pulpit supply and in other ways.

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Assessing the Wellbeing of PCA Pastors

Assessing the Wellbeing of PCA Pastors

PCA Retirement & Benefits (RBI) is launching a research initiative in partnership with The Center for Transformational Churches at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School to assess the wellbeing of PCA teaching elders.

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Cherish Impact

Cherish Impact

Learn how your gifts to PCA Ministerial Relief provide affordable and confidential Christian counseling services for PCA pastors and pastors’ wives.

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