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Author: Rev. Dr. Margie Bryce

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Nowhere in Scripture do we find the story of Jesus rushing to Bethany like a maniac. Yet, far too often, we see dedicated ministry leaders embracing a lifestyle that leads to disillusionment and burnout. Welcome to our podcast, where we champion the art of nurturing a self-care mindset alongside a transformative kenotic leadership style. It's not about denominations; it's a profound spiritual journey! Join us for a candid conversation as we explore how you can consciously refocus and realign your life to cultivate a sustainable, thriving lifestyle. After all, if you don't, you might just find yourself becoming... The CRABBY Pastor.

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Ever feel overwhelmed by personal and global challenges? You're not alone. Margie Bryce, host of the Crabby Pastor podcast, explores how to find authentic joy amidst struggles and suffering. Margie powerfully illustrates this with the example of Mary, and her joy in serving the Lord, even amidst trials. We also touch on the unique struggles many churches have faced during the pandemic and the sustaining joy that can be found in a relationship with Jesus.As ministry leaders, how do we av...
This episode includes the recent suicide of a colleague in ministry. If your private pain includes thoughts of suicide… please connect with https://988lifeline.org or call 988. Many ministry leaders deal with their pain in private. Don’t walk alone…Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whe...
It’s easy to send an emoji. Maybe people need more…Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general tiredness or something MORE. CLICK HERE FOR THE BURNOUT QUESTIONNAIRE. I love scouring around to find great content to share, and am always interested in feedback, if you...
Give a listen. Ministry coaching is very different than say a baseball coach or a soccer coach. Those coaches help bring the best out of players by telling them what to do. Accredited coaches bring the best out of you by helping YOU think differently about your challenges. Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to ...
I'm back after a six-week sabbatical (living out what I advocate) and was recently joined by author Alan Fadling to chat about the pace that Jesus lived. How can we bring that to bear in our own lives? How can we live a grace-paced existence? Click HERE for a link to the book mentioned in the podcast. Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get y...
I’m still working at slowing down. Doesn’t that sound funny? But yes, it takes an intentional effort to actually slow down. Here’s some things I’ve learned from… of all things: exercise! Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general tiredness or something MORE. ...
So, I recently spent time in the quiet of the glass workshop and came to some interesting insights that I’m passing on to you. Maybe there is some value to slowing down? Maybe we can indeed hear God better! Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general tire...
Rev. Patrick Robbins shares his ‘Back from Burnout’ journey. He found out that even after more than 20 years of ministry, a pastor can find themselves in burnout. He also learned some valuable lessons for today. Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general...
Rev. Dr. Dan Boone and I chatted a bit about the challenges faced by today’s ministry leader. Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general tiredness or something MORE. CLICK HERE FOR THE BURNOUT QUESTIONNAIRE. I love scouring around to find great content to sha...
Here is some help for your mental and probably emotional health.What does your sermon prep look like? Need some practical helps? Or, share this with a "friend" who needs some helps in this department. Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general tiredness ...
Leading ministry can be lonely. Some of us tend to isolate because of geography and others withdraw, Many ministry leaders believe they can handle their own “ministry stuff” in isolation…with Jesus… but in isolation. Sometimes they don’t have a safe place to talk about their stuff. Sometimes even among colleagues you don’t want to chat up your challenges and weaknesses because… in some denominations…. You never know if a person in your group could end up being your ministry boss someday and t...
A little bit of brain science helps mental self-care. And, today, the technology we use does indeed impact our minds. In fact, our technology becomes part of us. Don't believe me? Think about how you can keyboard (a technology) without thinking about each letter you are hitting. Slowly, over time, the tools we use become part of us. So what does this mean for self-care and taking care of our minds? A recommended book mentioned in this episode: The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to...
Stuck? In transition? Wondering about the next steps?All these are great reasons to get a coach(which is a type of self-care). But what really is the very first step to self-care? Know this: it all begins with YOU.Click HERE for Downloadable PDF: Radical Self-care: A journal-style self-assessment to help you understand your own mindset about self-care. Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family,...
One more turkey story in honor of turkey day. I'm pretty sure this is past the statute of limitations so it's safe to tell this true story. No harm was intended. However... Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general tiredness or something MORE. CLICK HER...
Ep10: Got PATIENCE?

Ep10: Got PATIENCE?

2021-11-1620:13

I know people who exude patience. They just ooze patience. I'm not one of those. You?Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general tiredness or something MORE. CLICK HERE FOR THE BURNOUT QUESTIONNAIRE. I love scouring around to find great content to share, and a...
When ministry seems to not be percolating the way you think it should be, how well do you handle it? Where do you file such a thing?Here's a gritty and personal saga with a message for all of us.So... what gets you crabby? Email me at margie@margiebryce.com and your topic may be chosen for one of the podcasts... you may remain anonymous, or not... your choice.For weekly encouragement join our sustainability community on Facebook. Reminder: I'm a coach, instructor, and former ministry lea...
Why do we think "rest" is synonymous with wasting time? We even resist slowing down... gotta get it done, get it done... and from time to time we even believe everything hinges on what we DO!So... what gets you crabby? Email me at margie@margiebryce.com and your topic may be chosen for one of the podcasts... you may remain anonymous, or not... your choice.For weekly encouragement join our sustainability community on Facebook. Reminder: I'm a coach, instructor, and former ministry leader ...
I was trained in the art of "non-anxious" presence. And that is a helpful tool for leaders. Can non-anxious presence be taken too far??So... what gets you crabby? Email me at margie@margiebryce.com and your topic may be chosen for one of the podcasts... you may remain anonymous, or not... your choice.For weekly encouragement join our sustainability community on Facebook. Reminder: I'm a coach, instructor, and former ministry leader who cares deeply about the challenges ministry lea...
If we chuck you out in the deep water... can you swim?? This is what some in ministry experience. Not much compassion in that, especially if the person chucked dropped in the vast ocean cannot swim or gets fatigued from treading water too long. This is the backstory of this podcast.So... what gets you crabby? Email me at margie@margiebryce.com and your topic may be chosen for one of the podcasts... you may remain anonymous, or not... your choice. For weekly encouragement join our sustainabili...
Trailer

Trailer

2021-09-0308:49

Support the Show.This is a GUILT-FREE zone! So here's your friendly nudge about self-care and its importance for the sake of your family, friends, and those you serve in ministry.Get your FREE Burnout Questionnaire to help you assess whether you are dealing with just general tiredness or something MORE. CLICK HERE FOR THE BURNOUT QUESTIONNAIRE. I love scouring around to find great content to share, and am always interested in feedback, if you are or know of someone willing to share their Back...
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