When pastor kills himself

Moments ago I saw the news of an American megachurch pastor, Andrew Stoecklein, who took his own life after a battle with depression and anxiety. Almost immediately the commentary on faceboo... Read more

Child protection at church

I was recently involved in preparing a child protection policy for our church. We were given a template by our insurer which was really great as it prompted us to put a policy in place early... Read more

Benefits of dealing with the “too hard” box

If you commit to handling the “too hard” cases well, there will be some benefits. 1) Your “too hard” box will shrink. I’m not saying you’ll have fewer dif... Read more

Nine ways to help people in the “too hard” box

How do you help people in the “too hard” box? I mean, the whole reason they’re there is that their problem is too hard. One approach is to get degrees in theology, psycholo... Read more

The damage of the “too hard” box

There is no problem in the “too hard” box that wasn’t made worse by being tossed into the “too hard” box. Regardless of how sinister or innocent our motivation... Read more

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