When Church Leaders Fight Depression – A Three-Part Series – Part 1: ​​Why Depression Is More Common in Church Leaders Today

Episode #232
January 13, 2022
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Mark and Thom discuss the painful issue of depression among pastors and other church staff. In many ways, it has become an epidemic and must be addressed. In this first of three podcasts, they share why depression is a growing malady among these leaders.

1. Because more church leaders are willing to admit their struggles.

2. Because social media is often toxic.

3. Because critics are more emboldened.

4. Because “victories” are more elusive.

5. Because these leaders are pouring out without anyone pouring in.

6. Because spiritual warfare is real.



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