People Struggling With Mental Illness Shouldn’t Be In Church Leadership

Oct 23, 2019



Episode Description

I have battled with some form of mental illness for as long as I can remember, anxiety, depression, etc. I have good seasons and bad seasons - at times feel like I’ve escaped it, and at others I feel like David in the Psalms asking God, “Why have you forsaken me?”

This is why I became really angry a few weeks ago when I saw a prominent pastor say that it is “reckless and unbiblical” for a pastor to be in ministry who has mental illness or who has serious doubts about their faith.”

What was reckless and unbiblical was his statement and attitude.

As a pastor who has battled with this I want you to know that:

  • You are NOT unqualified.
  • This guys statements shames people (something Jesus never did).
  • If you are CALLED - then Jesus knew everything about you before He called you!

5 Steps To Take if you are wrestling with anxiety or depressionWhat To Do (Message From Holly Brown)

  1. Get Professional Help
  2. Marinate in Worship
  3. Find One Friend
  4. Fight Back
  5. Understand You Are NOT Alone