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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.

The Crabby Pastor Rev. Dr. Margie Bryce

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

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.

    117: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Pastor Pat's Journey Through Spiritual Strain and Recovery

    117: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Pastor Pat's Journey Through Spiritual Strain and Recovery

    While on sabbatical (yes, I'm taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won't want to miss these as there's always something to learn from others, right? What happens when the weight of ministry becomes too heavy to bear? Pastor Pat Robbins from Brown City United Methodist Church courageously shares his journey through a period of intense burnout. He faced a harrowing series of personal and professional challen...

    • 21 min
    116: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Rev. Tony Miltenberger

    116: Back from Burnout ENCORE: Rev. Tony Miltenberger

    While on sabbatical (yes, I'm taking my own advice), we are replaying podcasts where our brave guests tell their journey into and out of burnout. You won't want to miss these as there's always something to learn from others, right? This is the story that Rev. Tony Miltenberger shared with me and it's one where he draws parallels with his demanding time in the Army Reserves. Our conversation underscores the dangers of righteous indignation in ministry and the importance of balancing perso...

    • 28 min
    115: A Chat about "Calling" in this Transitional Era for the Church

    115: A Chat about "Calling" in this Transitional Era for the Church

    I'm exploring the essence of what it means to be 'called' in this Transitional era for the Church. God is calling us to follow Jesus wholeheartedly into 'new things' which means emergence of ministries that are both within and outside the conventional framework. I share my insights into how these shifts demand a renewed focus on holistic self-care and call for a missional approach to ministry, tapping into the unique gifts of congregations to serve communities earnestly and effectively.Join m...

    • 26 min
    114: Balancing Praise with Humility

    114: Balancing Praise with Humility

    Humility: once you think you have it, you actually don't. That's the challenge of this basic Christian virtue. Today's conversation is with Dr. Dennis Edwards, the brilliant mind behind the book Humility Illuminated: the biblical path back to Christian character, to help us tackle this complex virtue. As your host, Margie Bryce, I get personal about my own experiences leading with humility. It's a journey sprinkled with trials and victories, from the difficulties of relying on the gener...

    • 43 min
    113: Back from Burnout: Josh Curtiss' story

    113: Back from Burnout: Josh Curtiss' story

    Are you the leader who's constantly putting out fires and juggling the demands of ministry, barely pausing to catch your breath? Join me and Josh Curtiss for an honest conversation about recognizing the tell-tale signs of burnout, the necessity of self-awareness, and the dangers of becoming that crabby pastor nobody wants to invite for coffee.The thrill of change is undeniable, but so is its ability to drain your batteries. We're tackling the need for balance—how to embrace change witho...

    • 44 min
    112: The sweet deception of SUGAR

    112: The sweet deception of SUGAR

    This episode explores the bitter truth behind sugar's sweet facade. My guest, Troy Duell, host of the podcast Frontline Health and CEO of Centurion Labs, joins me, Margie Bryce, to expose sugar's addictive grip on our brains. Yikes. The road to a healthier you is paved with sweet alternatives that don't compromise on taste. Discover the game-changing benefits of natural sweeteners that don't come packaged with other health concerns. This is sure to be a sweeet episode. Here is Troy's podcast:...

    • 34 min

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I so appreciate this podcast and how it covers the “unspoken struggles” of those in ministry. So often we feel like we need to have everything together (or appear like we do), but in reality there are so many challenges and nuances specific to ministry leadership. In addition, I LOVE hearing the perspectives from other women, as much of the “ministry leadership” dialogue is still predominantly male-dominated. These conversations are so refreshing, helpful, encouraging, and comforting in letting you know you are not alone.

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