8 Things To Do When Depression Hits Your Pastor


Chuck Lawless offers guidance for churches dealing with a pastor facing depression. Warning not to be shocked or assume lack of faith, he outlines eight practical steps congregations can take. Lawless advises praying for patient understanding and pastoral healing, offering counseling assistance, finding one’s own ministry role, and encouraging the pastor’s family. He reminds churches that depression is common among leaders bearing heavy burdens, and wise support can aid recovery. Lawless challenges congregations to come alongside struggling pastors with grace, affirmation and practical help. His wisdom provides a compassionate framework for churches navigating this difficult but common scenario.

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