Peter Scazzero – The Emotionally Healthy Leader – Podcasts & Sermons

The Emotionally Healthy Leader Podcast explores the paradigms and practices leaders need to transform their church culture and multiply deeply changed disciples.


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5 Marks of a Godly, Highly-Differentiated Leader Pt. 1

Everything rises and falls on the character and inner life of the leader. The apostle Paul seemed to believe so as well. He writes to his spiritual son Timothy that “whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task.” (1 Tim. 3:1)…

Contending for Deep Rest in a World of Unrest

Every day, people all around us live in a chronic state of dread, anxious about what tomorrow will bring. Nations and economies are crumbling. News media agitates our deepest fears. It often feels like the ground is shaking beneath our feet. In a…

Emotionally Healthy Hiring (Paid or Volunteer) Pt. 2

Hiring new staff (paid or volunteer) is one of the most difficult responsibilities of church leadership.  The difference between the right hire and the wrong hire will have long-term consequences in your church. Two weeks ago on the podcast, I…

Emotionally Healthy Hiring (7 Principles for Success)

Churches around the world are rebuilding in a post-pandemic world. Leaders are assembling new teams and desperately trying to fill vacant positions. The temptation to cut corners in your hiring process (paid or volunteer) is ENORMOUS. When you feel…

Don’t Trade Your Inner Life for the Illusion of Momentum

Today, very few church leaders feel like they are winning. We look at our churches compared to what they used to be or what we’d like them to be, and it’s hard to feel like we’re making a real difference. So we’re faced with a…

Living in the Desert Without Leaving Your Life

Great news! I’m officially back from my summer sabbatical and I’m excited to share with you insights from my time away.  In the 3rd – 5th centuries, early Christian men and women fled to the desert to escape the moral compromise in the church and…

Silencing the Seductive Voice of Your False Self

One of the most destructive temptations leaders face is living and leading from the veneer of a “false self”. In other words, we project an image of how we’d like to be perceived, rather than living from truth.    In today’s podcast, I share…

One Thing No Leader Wants (But Every Leader Needs)

Many leaders today believe that if we’re going to get things done and be successful, we must “take the bull by the horns”. We are told that strength and power win in the economy of leadership. In today’s podcast, I share a sermon that explores the…

Why the Power of God Gives You Power to Die

Today on the podcast, I share a part of an interview I did earlier this year with the Canadian Church Leaders Network. I expanded upon what I see as one of God’s purposes for pouring out His Spirit – giving us the power to die.