Good physical health requires good priorities, be it how we exercise or eat. In the same way, churches experience good health—or not—by decisions made to maintain their health. In this episode, Erika casts vision for several upcoming episodes focused on developing healthy churches by outlining the five components she believes shape a healthy church.
Whether dealing with pastoral burnout, budgeting decisions, counseling ministries, or church safety concerns, leaders must make certain they prioritize well, whether in their own lives or in their collaborative work on behalf of their churches. As Erika says, “When leaders are healthier, churches are healthier, and when churches are healthier, there are fewer legal liabilities.”
- Episode 7: Why Preventing Pastoral Burnout Helps Reduce Legal Liability
- “The Pastors Aren’t All Right: 38% Consider Leaving Ministry,” by Kate Shellnutt
- Episode 17: Pastoral Accountability for Healthy Churches
- Take the Next Call, a six-week course with Erika Cole
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