Ministry in modern society presents a perpetual assault on the pastor's soul. Culture has changed, and the challenges of ministry have changed with it. Many new pastors are discovering that they're ill-equipped to manage unexpected, soul-health tensions of ministry. Wednesday on Mornings with Eric and Brigitte, pastor and author, Cary Schmidt shares a fresh approach to cultivating emotional health for a lifetime in ministry. A flourishing pastoral heartbeat is possible—for those who are intentional.
On Wednesday's Mornings with Eric and Brigitte author and speaker, Daniel Darling joins us to share about a recent article he wrote called,"When Grief Like Sea Billows Roll Through Your Holidays". He says, "I learned how to mourn when my mom lost her mind, and then her life, to dementia". Daniel shares what Paul told the Thessalonians, that we do indeed grieve, but we do not grieve without hope. He finds the waves of grief "are a welcome gift helping him say, with hope, that even this is 'well with my soul'.
Cary Schmidt (MMin, DMin) serves as the senior pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Newington, Connecticut. He and his wife, Dana, have been blessed with three children, their spouses, and four grandchildren, and they have enjoyed over thirty years of marriage and ministry together. Cary's passion is to love God, love his family and church family, develop spiritual leaders, and point people to Jesus Christ through leading, teaching, and writing. He has authored more than a dozen books and hosts the Leading in the Gospel podcast.
Daniel Darling is an author, pastor, and leader. He was recently appointed as the director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dan is a bestselling author of several books, including The Original Jesus, The Dignity Revolution, The Characters of Christmas, The Characters of Easter, The Characters of Creation, and A Way With Words. He is the general editor, along with Trillia Newbell, of a small group study on racial reconciliation, The Church and the Racial Divide and is a contributor to The Worldview Study Bible. He and his wife Angela have four children.
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