This series encourages pastors to become more aware of their own emotions and the emotions of others, and to respond appropriately.

What Is Emotional Intelligence? | Emotional Intelligence for Pastors #1

The ability to manage one’s own emotions and to respond well to the emotions of others is vital to a healthy relational life, including in ministry.

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Emotional Intelligence Landmines | Emotional Intelligence for Pastors #2

Four kinds of low EQ behaviors commonly emerge in ministry, preventing us from healthy emotional interactions.

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Basic Emotional Intelligence Skills | Emotional Intelligence for Pastors #3

Two challenging skills – active listening and expressing empathy – help us practice better emotional intelligence.

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Developing Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Intelligence for Pastors #4

Pastors can develop greater emotional awareness through basic life habits of prayer, reflection, and listening to feedback.

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This content is adapted from Resilient Ministry by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie. ©2013 by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426.

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