In This Issue...
- A Theology of Humor by Cheryl Taylor
- Ministering With Humor by Stephanie Nance
- Christian Leaders Having Fun? by Pam Morton with Kathy Jingling
- The Health Benefits of Humor and Laughter by Dwenda Gjerdingen, MD, MS
Women in Ministry - July-Aug 2010
Insecurity, Jealousy, and Fear — The Termites of Ministry
As you listen to the stories of ministry defeats, a pattern slowly emerges. Tiny habits unchecked become debilitating in time. Unrecognized insecurities erode effectiveness. Lack of accountability in a minister's personal life can often lead to infidelity, financial ruin, ineffectiveness in relationships, and dysfunction in leadership roles. Jealousy leads to team erosion.
In this issue, the "termites" (those pesky little insects that destroy before they are recognized) of ministry are explored. We invite you to utilize these articles and interview to examine yourself to see if any termites are eating away at the wood of your soul. If recognized in your life, call the "Exterminator" at 1-XXX-GOD-HELP!
(Español - Vea algunos de estos artículos en Español.)
Included in this issue:
- "Making your Ministry Termite-Proof: A Biblical Encouragement to Women" by H.-G. Camilla Belfon
- "The Minister and the Plague of Personal Insecurity" by Leslie E. Welk
- "When Jealousy Invades Ministry" by Peggy J. Wobbema
- "Blind is Not Ideal: Detecting Insecurities and Fears in Ministry" by Julianne Nelson
- "Damage Control at Dame Penelope Peabody's Party" by Judy Rachels
- "Overcoming Insecurity in Ministry" — Video interview with Arlene Allen, director of the Assemblies of God National Women's Department
- So Long Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us by Beth Moore