The Emotionally Intelligent Pastor | Influence Podcast

Greater emotional intelligence leads to reduced stress and increased influence,” writes Dr. Jeannie Clarkson. Pastor, if that sentence appeals to you, you definitely want to listen to this episode of the Influence Podcast because I’m talking with Dr. Clarkson about how emotional intelligence accomplishes those results.

I’m George P. Wood, executive editor of Influence magazine and your host.

Dr. Jeannie Clarkson is a Christian psychologist and founder of Christian Care Connection, a multisite counseling service in the greater Toledo, Ohio, area. Her doctoral dissertation researched the links between emotional intelligence, performance-based self-esteem, and burnout among Christian pastors. She is author of The Emotionally Intelligent Pastor: A Guide for Clergy and Other Church Leaders, published by Wesleyan Publishing House.

This episode of the Influence Podcast is brought to you by My Healthy Church, distributors of Including Children with Disabilities, part of the Momentum Training Series.

Whether you already have children in your church with disabilities or just want to be prepared for all students, this resource will show you how to share the love of Jesus with everyone who enters your class.

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P.S. You can read my review of Clarkson’s book here. As always, if you like it, please click “Helpful” on my Amazon review page.

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  • John Davidson interviews Daniel Im for the Influence Podcast regarding how churches can more effectively train volunteers and leaders.
  • We note a new report from Grey Matter Research and Consulting about slipping support for charitable tax deductions: “In recent years, politicians have floated the idea of scaling back or eliminating tax deductions for charitable giving. And while 50 percent of U.S. adults contributing to nonprofits say charitable donations should be fully deductible for itemized filers, 1 in 10 want to eliminate such tax breaks altogether. Another 32 percent say there should be limits (with 17 percent wanting to restrict deductions based on the total amount and 15 percent in favor of limiting deductions based on income). Seven percent are undecided on the issue.”

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