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Podcast Episode 56 | 13 min

Spiritual Health For Pastors: Know Thyself, and Be Known

Conduct a spiritual audit with four questions.
Spiritual Health For Pastors: Know Thyself, and Be Known

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How can you maintain spiritual health as a pastor? Matt Woodley and Kevin Miller talk about difficult seasons in their life and ministry. Over the years, Matt learned the importance of examining his own spiritual health. Here are the questions he uses for his spiritual audit:

  • Am I receiving God’s word with meekness? (James 1)
  • Do some people really know me?
  • Is my prayer life growing?
  • Is there a growing affection for Jesus in my heart?

Matt and Kevin also explore the importance of prayer, confession, friendship and taking time to slow down in pastoral ministry. Matt cited Rick Warren’s advice “if we would confess our temptations, we wouldn’t have to confess as many sins.”

Check out what was referenced on this podcast:

Matt Woodley serves as the Editor for PreachingToday.com and the Pastor of Compassion Ministries at Church of the Resurrection in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also the author of God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew (IVP).

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