One of the great joys the ServingLeaders team has is providing ministry leaders with valuable information on important, life-giving topics. To that end, we have had multiple opportunities to conduct interviews and to be the guests on a number of programs. Below you’ll find many of these important interviews on topics including:

  • Burnout and Flameout
  • Pastoral Care
  • Creating Healthy Boundaries
  • Leadership Transitions
  • Retirement
  • Handling Grief
 

Leading courageously and transitioning well
Seminar with Jim Rhodes and Dave Wiedis

Ministry Leader Gathering March 2017
Providence Church, West Chester PA | Video by John Biddle

Every ministry leader -- whether young or mature -- must lead well, and this often includes navigating through multiple transitions, as God brings new changes, challenges, growth, and even retirement. Dave Wiedis and Missions Leader Jim Rhodes discuss these potential landmines and how you and your ministry can intentionally address them.

 

THE POWER TO SAY NO

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Joy in Our Town Philadelphia - Air Date: 11.07.16

Bob Fair speaks with “Joy In Our Town” host Kelly Waldeyer about chronic overcommitment and how to set healthy boundaries. Bob offers five different practices to help develop awareness of when to say "no" as well as practical ways to follow through.

 

Burnout and Flameout, Part I

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Joy in Our Town Philadelphia - Air Date: 01.25.17

Dave Wiedis speaks with “Joy In Our Town” host Kelly Waldeyer about burnout and how to identify its symptoms. Dave defines burnout and flameout, identifies how Ministry Leaders can experience these in ministry, and shares important steps we can take to prevent burnout (Description from TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48).

 

Burnout and Flameout, Part II

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Joy in Our Town Philadelphia - Air Date: 01.16.17

In this second interview on burnout with “Joy In Our Town” host Kelly Waldeyer, Dave Wiedis expands on how burnout results in complete physical, emotional, and/or spiritual exhaustion, and offers practical ways to both avoid and recover from burnout (Description from TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48).

 

Burnout in Pastoral Ministry

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Praise The Lord Philadelphia - Air Date: 06.12.15

Bob Guaglione, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel of Delaware County, shares his personal experience of burnout with ServingLeaders counselor Dave Wiedis. Together they discuss the pressures of ministry and the importance of balancing day-to-day demands with regular periods of rest to avoid depleting our physical, emotional, and spiritual energies (Description from TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48).

 

Blessings & Challenges of taking a Pastoral Sabbatical: Part 1

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Praise The Lord Philadelphia - 2013

Dave Wiedis interviews Pastor Phil Carnuccio, Lead Pastor of Providence Church in West Chester, on the pressures and stresses experienced by pastors that necessitate taking a sabbatical. In this first segment, Phil explains how the pressures of ministry can lead to emotional and physical exhaustion. Watch each of the segments that deal separately with the four phases of a sabbatical. For those of you who are contemplating a sabbatical, learn how to not squander this opportunity.

 

Blessings & Challenges of taking a Pastoral Sabbatical: Part 2

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Praise The Lord Philadelphia - 2013

Dave Wiedis interviews Pastor Phil Carnuccio, Lead Pastor of Providence Church in West Chester, on the blessings and challenges of taking a sabbatical. In this second segment, Phil and Dave discuss Pastoral Sabbatical Phases: Retreat, Rest, Reveal and Recalibration. What are the challenges when one disconnects from church, ministry, friends, and even biblical study? What gets communicated to the church? How do you cultivate understanding from those closest to you?

 

BLESSINGS & CHALLENGES OF TAKING A PASTORAL SABBATICAL: PART 3

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Praise The Lord Philadelphia - 2013

Dave Wiedis interviews Pastor Phil Carnuccio, Lead Pastor of Providence Church in West Chester, on the blessings and challenges of taking a sabbatical. In this third segment, Phil explains the painful process of the emotions that emerge during the rest and reveal phases of a pastoral sabbatical. Learning to reconnect and deepen relationship with God and family is a critical aspect of this experience.

 

BLESSINGS & CHALLENGES OF TAKING A PASTORAL SABBATICAL: PART 4

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Praise The Lord Philadelphia - 2013

Dave Wiedis interviews Pastor Phil Carnuccio, Lead Pastor of Providence Church in West Chester, on the blessings and challenges of taking a sabbatical. In this final segment, Phil and Dave explore: What are the benefits of the "recalibration" that occurs through Sabbatical? What gets revealed? What are the lessons for the pastor and his family upon return? What are the challenges of reentering church and ministry after a sabbatical? Finally, they discuss next steps for educating your church and creating and maintaining healthy boundaries for your congregants. 

 

BLESSINGS & CHALLENGES OF TAKING A PASTORAL SABBATICAL: Rest and Reveal Phases

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Praise The Lord Philadelphia - 2013

Dave Wiedis interviews Pastor Phil Carnuccio, Lead Pastor of Providence Church in West Chester, on the blessings and challenges of taking a sabbatical. In this short chip, Phil describes the painful emotions that emerge during the rest and reveal phases and how learning to reconnect and deepen relationship with God and family is a critical aspect of this experience. This is a refreshing interview for anyone in pastoral ministry.

 

Wisdom And Compassion Required: The Complexities of Leadership Transitions and Retirement

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Joy in Our Town Philadelphia - Air Date: 01.2.17

Dave Wiedis, Executive Director of ServingLeaders Ministries, speaks with show host Kelly Waldeyer about the complexities that surface when those in ministry and self-employment positions reach retirement age. They may find themselves overwhelmed as they experience challenges that appear during the transition of aging out. Dave also talks about compassion within a transition. Description from TBN Philadelphia.

 

Handling Grief Part I

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Joy in Our Town Philadelphia - Air Date: 11.19.12

David Wiedis interviews Dick and Jeannette Taylor about the losses they have experienced, including the deaths of their two children to brain cancer. They have learned to survive with grace, peace and honesty. Their testimony will touch you and help you heal in your grief process. Description from TBN Philadelphia.

 

Handling Grief Part II: Keeping Your Family Together While Suffering Grief

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Joy in Our Town Philadelphia - Air Date: 11.19.12

Dave Wiedis interviews Dick and Jeannette Taylor about keeping their family together after the loss of their daughter Lacey and their son Matt to brain cancer. They provide an intensely personal and refreshingly honest approach to grief that will be of help to those who have suffered heartbreaking loss. Description from TBN Philadelphia.

 

the Painful Experience of Empty Nest Syndrome

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Joy in Our Town Philadelphia - Air Date: 2.8.16

Dave Wiedis, a counselor, attorney, and educator, speaks with show host Kelly Waldeyer about the topic of empty nest syndrome. Dave explains although not an official clinical term, empty nest is a very real experience that can bring about anxiety and depression most often occurring when a child leaves home, or the 'nest.' Description from TBN Philadelphia.

 

Family relationships and family dynamics

TBN Philadelphia WGTW-TV 48
Joy in Our Town Philadelphia - Air Date: 2.9.16

Dave Wiedis, a counselor, attorney, and educator, speaks with show host Kelly Waldeyer about family relationships and family dynamics. Dave explains the idea of a perfect family is unrealistic and an intact family, having both mother and father, does not necessarily represent a healthy unit. Description from TBN Philadelphia.