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  • Equipping pastors’ spouses for their role in ministry

    Aug 10, 2017 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | Recently, I came across a book entitled The Identification of Essential Components for Equipping Pastors’ Wives for Ministry by Tara Rawls-Jenkins, a pastor’s wife. In her book, she suggests that the role of being a clergy wife is more successful when training is available.

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  • Become a healthier you

    Jun 05, 2017 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | Now that spring has faded and summer is here, the weather is starting to be more pleasurable for working out, especially since more outdoor activities can be included. This time of year provides a great opportunity to begin developing plans or setting goals for revitalizing your health.

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  • The totality of self-care

    Apr 07, 2017 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | I want to talk about how in-depth self-care can and should be for the maximum health and balance for spouses of pastors who spend less time on themselves due to being over committed to others. I believe that if pastor spouses paid more attention to what makes them feel happy and balanced, they would more likely be content with themselves and their outlook on ministry.

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  • Dealing with people who wound

    Mar 08, 2017 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | Every pastor’s spouse serving in ministry must be equipped with strategies to deal with people who wound. In every ministry, there are people who inevitably bring conflict and confusion into the group. These are wounded people who tend to wound others.

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  • Growing edges

    Feb 10, 2017 | Academy of Preaching and Celebration

    By Joyce Thomas | The new year has begun. As clergy spouses, many of you are already in a new season of serving others. However, you may not have yet taken the time to reflect on this past year in terms of your own personal growth.

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