Dealing with Depression in a Church Revitalization

Episode #138
March 26, 2020
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Depression is real and pervasive in those who work in the church. Church revitalization is a difficult task and leading the church is spiritual warfare. We want to give you helpful tools to help you as you work through your emotions and remind you of truth when faced with struggle.


  • The struggles in a revitalization are real and pervasive.
  • Spiritual warfare is clearly evident in revitalization.
  • You are not alone.
  • You should get help when you are depressed.
  • Depression is not an indicator of either defeat or inferiority.

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