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Full Strength Network operates thanks to generous donors. Your gift can help a pastor find life-giving wellbeing resources. Would you consider one of the following gifts?
- $40 gift provides a personality assessment for a pastor or spouse
- $60 gift provides a clergy couple personality assessment with deep relational insights
- $80 gift provides one coaching or counseling session with an FSN network caregiver
- $320 gift provides four coaching or counseling sessions
- $640 gift provides a full 8-session engagement session with a network coach or counselor
- $1500 gift provides approximately 50% of the cost of a weeklong intensive marriage retreat for a clergy couple
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After being blindsided and devastated by a forced termination at our church, the Full Strength Network pastor care team help us regain hope and discover God’s next steps for our lives.Pastor Tim
Hear the story of how Matthew & Kate's experienced ministry burnout and a moral failure. Learn how Full Strength Network and the MinistryPulse app were able to help this couple.read more
A pastor does not wake up on a particular morning with the thought, “I’m going to compromise everything that I stand for.” Yet it happens. Pastor Jason was terminated due to moral failure. Yet, every pastor believes it will never happen to him or her. Most believe the...read more
I’m 67 years old and just had my first burn out experience. It never happened during an intense 40+ year business career…read more
No leader or pastor starts their career or starts a church with thinking about quitting. All of them start with grand plans and dreams of the future and finishing, retiring, making it to the end with friends and family around them. Yet statistically that is incredibly...read more
Over the years of my study of spiritual warfare, I’ve talked with a number of pastors who fell morally. Here’s how I summarize their own confessions as they explain what happened: “I never thought it would happen to me.” I’ve yet to meet a pastor who planned to fall....read more
One Sunday during March 1965, the worship service at our church in Baltimore, MD got out early. Great, I thought. That gives me more time to play with my friends in the church yard. At 14 years old that was a main focus of Sunday mornings. I had spent eight years...read more
I’ll be honest. Self-care always ends up at the bottom of my to-do list. In fact, self-care has never been in my vocabulary. For most of my life, I’ve been a hard-charging, type-A, driven, ambitious person. But as I recently turned thirty, I began to realize that my...read more
Grace seems easy. It’s grace, after all, right? But in reality, grace is really hard. What I mean is… We have a hard time receiving grace because we either feel that we’re too undeserving to have the undeserved favor of God, or that we’re okay and don’t really need...read more
Leadership is really tough. Good leaders understand this and manage their lives and leadership demands to avoid burnout. Sometimes, however, even the best leaders get burned out. If you’re facing it now, examine the cause list below to see what factors may be...read more
Every year at our Emotionally Healthy Leadership Conference I am asked: “How is supervision in an emotionally healthy church different? What makes it distinct?” In emotionally healthy teams, role expectations are openly talked about and agreed upon. We evaluate how we...read more