63 minutes | Jul 5, 2021

Episode 65 Markus Watson – A Pastor's Dark Night of the Soul and Leading Your Church on Mission

In this week's episode, Markus Watson takes you on a deep dive into the a painful Dark Night of the Soul experience as a pastor and we talk about mission in the local church. Markus Watson is the host of the Spiritual Life and Leadership podcast (the official podcast for Fuller Seminary's Church Leadership Institute) and the author of Beyond Thingification: Helping Your Church Engage in God's Mission.  A pastor for nearly twenty years, Markus now serves as the Interim Pastor at Westmorland Community Presbyterian Church in the rural Southern California town of Westmorland.  Markus lives in San Diego with his wife, Robin, and his three kids, Micah, Macy, and Drew. Buy Markus’ book:  Beyond Thingification: Helping Your Church Engage in God's Mission https://amzn.to/3A5oRc5 Connect with Markus Watson: https://www.markuswatson.com/ Depree.org/church Spiritual Life and Leadership Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spiritual-life-and-leadership/id1435252632 Books Recommend by Markus Scazzero Emotionally Healthy Spirituality https://amzn.to/36eqarj Nouwen, Life of the Beloved https://amzn.to/3yuLO6V —— Return of the Prodigal https://amzn.to/3xjuAZL Manning Abba’s Child https://amzn.to/3hAFLXE Brenner, Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality https://amzn.to/3hDTmgB Connect with Brian Russell: Information about Brian’s Fall 2021 book Centering Prayer: How Sitting Quietly in God’s Presence Can Change Your Life www.centeringprayerbook.com or preorder: https://amzn.to/3pDpN2E Twitter: @briandrussell Instagram: @yourprofessorforlife Coaching for Pastors: www.deepdivespirituality.com Business and Life Coaching: www.drbrianrussellcoaching.com Brian Russell’s Book on the Missional Interpretation of Scripture: (Re)Aligning with God: Reading Scripture for Church and World https://amzn.to/3qln258 Links to Amazon are affiliate links. Dr. Russell receives a small payment if you order resources through these links. There is no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting the podcast through your purchases.  
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