Last week I had the opportunity to join the MAST. team in their studio in Longmont, CO to record a podcast about Spiritual Freedom in leadership! 14 years ago I helped co-found Grace Church in Fort Collins, CO. I remember someone saying that church planting is a lot like building a 747 mid-flight. That is true. It is putting the pieces together in reality … not in a lab. It has its joys but also fears. There is the possibility of great success and failure. But for many of us, with all that soul care, there is not a great deal of self-care. With all the strategy, people and projects, we pastors, find ourselves physically and spiritually exhausted. Our spouses exhausted. Our children on the back burner.
It is hard to know spiritual freedom in our leadership. It is hard to be transparent. It’s a challenge to reveal our needs. It is a challenge to do self-care while serving so many people every week. And so, many times, Mondays come around and pastors are depleted. They need to be reenergized. Refilled. That is what Mast. is all about!
Now, there are lots of resources out there. And I am excited to have this resource that Michael Behmer (owner and founder of Aspen Christian Counseling in Colorado) has created for soul care professionals. MAST. MAST. is an audio journal, written, recorded, produced and delivered monthly to subscribers working in ministry, missions and various forms of soul care.
Every month since the first of the year I’ve gotten an email from MAST. letting me know there’s an new journal, full of entirely new content, available for me to listen, read, take from, and repurpose as I see fit. It is fantastic.
Here are a few Issues to check out:
- IS DOING NOTHING RESTFUL?
- “YES” IS KILLING YOU
- Emotionally Transmitted Disease
- LATEST RELEASE “May// Spiritual Freedom”
You can subscribe today www.mastjournal/com/get-started