We are all human and our strength and capabilities have an upper limit. How can we devote ourselves fully in serving the Lord and caring for others without wearing ourselves out?
Serving in ministry, Paul and Margie Sheely saw the benefit the Press On course could be to their wider church community. Now 40 people are being encouraged to ‘Press On’, as they do the course at Albury Presbyterian Churches! In these videos, the Sheely’s share why they decided to do the course themselves, the benefits they experienced and how they went on to share the course with others in their church.
What is mental health? What is mental wellbeing? What does the Christian gospel offer us in the midst of mental health challenges? Rev. Dr Keith Condie explores these questions and the topic of mental health – a subject that affects us all – in a talk he gave at St Barnabas Church, Broadway in Sydney in June 2023.
Press On – an online Christian mental health course – gave Paul and Margie Sheely the opportunity to dig deep into a range of issues impacting their emotional and spiritual states.
In the last few weeks, as I’ve chatted with a number of women, I’ve seen how adept they are at juggling and pivoting. But we have many balls to juggle in life. Our plans go awry, and those balls just start tumbling. And this is when we feel the weariness and stress and think, ‘I can’t keep doing this.’
We all know we aren’t immune to stress. It’s a part of life. We can make changes in our lives to manage the stresses in our lives in a more helpful manner. But how?
Tip #6 in our series “Cultivating wellbeing in a church community” “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” – James 1:19 “To answer before listening – that is folly and shame.” – Proverbs 18:13 When was the last time […]
Tip #5 in our series “Cultivating wellbeing in a church community” “Draw near to God and he will draw near to you.” James 4:8 “Pray continually…”1 Thessalonians 5:17 “The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”James 5:16 Charles Spurgeon, a famous 19th Century English preacher, had a basement below his church where people could […]
Tip #4 in our series “Cultivating wellbeing in a church community” “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, His love endures forever.”Psalm 136:1 “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “…rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the […]
Oh, to have a job you liked, a mate you trusted, a child who loved you, a purpose in life.” So said a character in Jonathan Franzen’s contemporary novel, Purity. It’s one person’s vision of wellbeing, a glimpse into the longings that inhabit our hearts and give shape to our activities or, at least, our […]