We all love to keep up our appearances. But hiding our struggles and weaknesses doesn't help us&mdash;or the people around us.
Use this 22-page training theme to explore with fellow staff members and volunteers the value of, and place for, vulnerability in ministry. Included are assessments, a case study, devotionals, how-to articles, and more. NOTE: You have permission to make up to 1,000 copies of this resource to be distributed in a church or educational setting.
This Resource contains all of the following:
Dropping the Mask
No one is perfect—including church leaders.
The patched-up life and unshabby message of Brennan Manning.
Absence of Trust
Do you trust one another enough to be vulnerable?
Fear of Conflict
Conflict can be scary—and constructive.
Avoidance of Accountability
Vulnerability must lead to accountability.
When to Declare One's Doubts
One pastor was uncertain about publicly questioning his calling.
Being fully truthful sometimes requires admitting feelings that might not seem appropriate.
Winning Through Weakness
In the Bible, the apostle Paul shows his humanness, making his words even more powerful.
Can I Trust You? (free sample)
Strengthening the three legs of trust.
Support Groups May Be Worth the Trouble
Groups can encourage vulnerability—and healing—in your church.
In This Together
How opening oneself up to others can lead to healing.
I Have Something to Say
Vulnerability leads to growth for the entire group.