Saddleback Church has developed a powerful ministry tool for churches seeking to start their own ministry for those struggling with mental illness.
A 2015 study by Lifeway Research shows that only 250 pastors leave the ministry each month and a further 2016 study by CHURCHLEADERSHIP.org found that nearly 88% of the pastors surveyed say they are well cared for by the church.
Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to speak at our church on the subject of home and family, two issues at the center of my heart.
Despite increased awareness and overwhelming clinical research, one third of Americans – and nearly half of evangelical, fundamentalist, or born-again Christians - still believe prayer and Bible study alone are enough to overcome mental illness.
How can things go so wrong when you're trying to good? What do you do when someone you trust turns on you? Is there hope or any chance of healing and moving on?
If asked the question, “What is the church?”, more than likely the response will be, “The church is a building where people go to learn about God.” However, there’s a growing movement among contemporary evangelicals to redefine the word church. Instead of a building, these churches see Christians themselves as the church. Expectation Church in … Continue reading Expectation Church Hosts Easter Eggstravaganza
My goal when I started this blog was to to be authentic. To be as authentic in my faith online as I am in the real world.