The Wounded Shepherd: How to Find Healing and Hope

Episode 210 - Kevin Moore

Sometimes, ministry can be messy. People are imperfect, and sometimes a congregation or a group one is serving can cause pain for their leaders or pastors. Our guest, Kevin Moore, joins us to tell about his time of hurt in the church and how God has used that to help other pastors now.

He now works with current “wounded shepherds” to help them come to a place of healing. By relating with them in their pain, Kevin is able to remind them of their calling that God has given them. Even when ministry causes misfortune, pastors and ministers can cling to God and find healing in His presence.

What we talked about

  • 00:24 – Episode summary
  • 01:50 – Introduction
  • 04:06 – How prevalent is hurt in ministry?
  • 06:29 – Being brought out of the gap
  • 09:02 – Are you still at the same church?
  • 10:42 – Meaningful verse
Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10a Click To Tweet
  • 13:10 – Holding onto the calling in the midst of pain
  • 16:37 – Living life abundantly
  • 19:30 – Moving toward healing
  • 23:39 – The impact of working through the hurt
  • 27:13 – How can congregants protect their pastors?
God is the only One that really can fill us to where we need to be to be that church leader - Kevin Moore Click To Tweet
  • 31:48 – Resources for healing
  • 35:26 – Where can we find your podcast?
  • 37:35 – How can we best pray for you?
God, give us the strength that we need to see beyond this immediate situation. Click To Tweet
  • 40:26 – Closing remarks
  • 41:59 – Podcast recommendations and personal stories

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Kevin Moore

Kevin Moore

Pastor, Podcaster

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