Free Download: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me-watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly." Matthew 11: 28-30 (TheMessage)

Are you exhausted, tired and filled with anxiety? Are you overscheduled, overworked, and overwhelmed?

Unfortunately, these are common marks of people within ministry and within our church. We are winning the world, while losing our souls.

This is not the life God has called us to. And yet this is the life many of us lead and invite others into.

If you want more ... if you are longing for transformation beyond the exterior of your life, take a first step and download Pete Scazzero message entitled 'Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: Developing Authentic Maturity in Christ, in Yourself and Others.'

Pete tells you his story and the story of his church and how God is transforming people from the inside out. He gives you a picture of a life many of us long for and the life Christ has called us to. And he gives us practical steps to pursue emotional maturity and a contemplative life.

It is our hope that the wisdom and the truth found in this message will bring life to you, your ministry and your church.

Each week we will be offering a resource intended to inspire, equip and encourage you. This week our 'Free Download of the Week' is Pete Scazzero's fantastic breakout from the 2007 Arts Conference. Download an MP3 of this talk here.

Click here for more information about registering for the '08 Arts Conference.

Pete Scazzero is the founder and senior pastor of New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, New York, a large, multiracial, international congregation representing over 65 countries. He is the author of several books, includingThe Emotionally Healthy Church and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, a groundbreaking work on the integration of emotional health and contemplative spirituality in our discipleship and formation in Christ.

1 comment:

Heather Palacios said...

I'm still learning the ropes in my ministry-leadership. These are my thoughts on anyone in any leadership shoes...and they are hurting.
Confused, struggling, attacked, dejected, depressed, lost,
suffering, fallen.
Leader, if these words describe you, do not let these words define you.
You exist in the eyes of God as if you were his only treasured leader.
To Him, you are irreplaceable.
He sees you where it hurts and he only wants to meet you there.
He promises:
“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed.” (2 Corinthians 4:8)
This is not a catchy phrase or a good Hallmark line.
It is a real promise and has the living breath and the beating heart of God behind every word.
His word spans all generations and has saved the most downcast and dejected.
If you used any of the aforementioned words to describe you, use God’s promise to define you.
Hug on these words as though they were the only words left—and know that that would be plenty.
And where ever you are, in the darkest corner of a lightless pit,
God is sitting there right beside you.
Friend, I’m praying for you.
And He loves you.