#1 What Is Emotional Intelligence?
The ability to manage one’s own emotions and to respond well to the emotions of others is vital to a healthy relational life, including in ministry.
#2 Emotional Intelligence Landmines
Four kinds of low EQ behaviors commonly emerge in ministry, preventing us from healthy emotional interactions.
#3 Basic Emotional Intelligence Skills
Two challenging skills – active listening and expressing empathy – help us practice better emotional intelligence.
#4 Developing Emotional Intelligence
Pastors can develop greater emotional awareness through basic life habits of prayer, reflection, and listening to feedback.
This content is adapted from Resilient Ministry by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie. ©2013 by Bob Burns, Tasha D. Chapman and Donald C. Guthrie. Used by permission of InterVarsity Press, P.O. Box 1400, Downers Grove, IL 60515-1426. www.ivpress.com.