Alan participates in a healing process that restores people to mental, emotional, and spiritual health by teaching them to walk their talk through the application of God’s Word to their life circumstances. Alan will help you to establish a plan for your future goals and work with you to make practical action steps that will help you get to where you want to go in your life.
In counseling we look at your past issues and patterns in your life. This helps to understand some of the present issues, attitudes and behaviors that currently shape your life. Alan will help you emotionally heal from the wounds of the past so you can move on to the future God has planned for you. He will find modalities and strategies, and apply scripture to your specific life’s circumstances so healing can begin. He will discuss ways you can maintain a healthy way of life.
Learning to confess, forgive, and reconcile with people and your past issues will help you to move forward to health and a balanced life.
Help for the 7 areas of life
Alan is a catalyst for your own walk with the Lord, offering you counseling services for the following life areas:
Are you trying to break through mental, emotional, and spiritual barriers in your life that keep you from accomplishing your life goals? Life coaching will help you move from good to best. If you have an idea of where you want to be, but aren’t sure how to take the next steps, Alan will guide you toward accomplishing what you want in your life.
Life coaching is NOT therapy. Therapy is designed to help you deal with your past issues or negative life experiences. But life coaching picks up where therapy leaves off, and moves you forward in your path.
You might need life coaching if…
You don’t have joy and rarely feel God’s presence.
You’ve lost your vision.
You need a new direction and want a fresh perspective.
You’re living with fear and your sense of morale is low.
You feel like you’ve plateaued.
Your temptations make you vulnerable to disaster.
You feel stuck and don’t know how to move forward.
You need help working through conflict.
You’re facing a crisis.
Steve and Marla have been associated with Alan for over 27 years. Hear their story.
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Alarming Truths about Christian Leaders
After researching pastoral trends for over 18 years, and as a pastor himself, Richard Krejcir, PhD, offers keen insights about disturbing pastoral pressure trends. Krejcir quotes from a research project conducted by his team of over 1,000 pastors:
77% felt they did not have a good marriage.
75% felt they were unqualified or poorly trained to lead their church or counsel others.
71% stated they were burned out, and they regularly battle depression and fatigue.
89% considered leaving the ministry at one time.
1,500 Christian leaders leave the ministry each month due to moral failure, burnout, or conflict.
50% are so discouraged, they would leave the ministry if they could, but have no other way of making a living.
70% only spend time studying the Word when they are preparing their sermons.
–R. J. Krejcir, PhD. Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development.
The pastoral pressure research was conducted from 1989 to 2006 and incorporated data from Barna,
Focus on the Family, and Fuller Seminary. http://www.truespirituality.org
I know first-hand the pastoral pressure faced by ministers and Christian workers—and what it can do to your marriage, your family—even your faith and sense of calling. I’ve worked with a wide spectrum of churches, from rural to metropolitan, and from small to large.
If you want help to move toward a more balanced life, call for an appointment: 602-499-2711.
Hope for pastors dealing with conflict and unrealistic expectations
Many pastors face pastoral pressure in the form of conflict, anger, and higher expectations than ever. They work long hours with little pay and reward. Often their own families become dysfunctional because of their absence. Most pastors have not learned to balance family and ministry to deal with the immense struggles of the job. They are not able to lead their church where it needs to go because they have not been where they are seeking to lead others in growth or in spiritual formation.