Depression is something that sometimes has a stigma it shouldn’t have, especially when it comes to ministry. I want to write about my journey with it, in the hope that it might be of value to other people struggling with depression themselves, or supporting someone else who is…
Pastoral ministry involves some incredible highs and some deep lows.
People take significant steps in their faith, they get baptised, and you feel on top of the world. You’re giving your life to something meaningful. People leave the church, or make poor decisions, and it hurts. You go into ministry thinking you’re ready for all of this. You’re emotionally equipped for the highs and the lows. You’re theologically equipped to know you can’t save the world yourself.
This was true for me, until it wasn’t. Continue reading