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Depression and Finances, the 'Biggest Challenges at Christmas' will be Focus of Free Teleseminars Offered to Pastors Worldwide

Contact: Jan Hinton, www.ePastorNetwork.com, 336-650-1443


WINSTON-SALEM, NC, Nov. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- Jan Hinton, founder of www.ePastorNetwork.com, the Internet's first membership website for the clergy, announced today she will conduct two teleseminars about the biggest challenges facing Americans during this Christmas season: finances and depression. Hinton is offering the calls free to all pastors.


"While this is the Christmas season, for many people this is a time great paradox: they are to be happy and joyous, yet are often consumed with financial worry and depression," said Hinton.


"Debt is a major issue and we are faced with a stewardship crisis. Combine that with depression encountered by many during this season, and the holidays are not enjoyable. I believe these interviews will provide Ministers with important and insightful information they can use to improve themselves and their work ministering to others," she said.


Dick Towner, Executive Director of the Good $ense Stewardship Movement will be Hinton's guest Tuesday, December 5, 2006. The interview, "Financial Stewardship: Eliminating the Black Hole of Debt" will focus upon:

  • Materialism: a competing theology
  • Why it's not being discussed from the pulpit
  • Current crisis of financial stewardship
  • Tools and strategies to honor God with our money and possessions


Joining Hinton for "Blue Christmas" will be Paul Mauk, a Licensed Professional Counselor from Winston-Salem, North Carolina and Senior Pastor Mike Thompson of Kenansville Baptist Church located in Kenansville, North Carolina.


During the call on December 8, 2006, they will discuss:

  • Causes of "Blue Christmas"
  • Signs and symptoms
  • Coping strategies
  • Pastoral care - effective strategies for the minister and for the congregation


Both calls are free but Pastors must register at www.ePastorNetwork.com in order to reserve a telephone line.


e Pastor Network is an online subscription website providing Pastors with a wealth of information and resources. Pastors are invited to try www.ePastorNetwork.com for free before continuing their membership month-to-month. Trial members get full access to the website's private membership area, including the pastor's forum where they can ask questions and offer answers.


About ePastorNetwork.com (ePN)

ePastorNetwork.com is the first-ever membership website offering personal and professional support for the Clergy. It is a subscription based website providing Pastors with the information they need to support their Christian leadership and ministry as well as their personal well being. Founded by Jan Hinton, a certified coach and trainer, ePN offers articles, ebooks, recorded interviews with leading Pastors and other experts, as well as a forum for Pastors. For more information about ePN, please call Jan Hinton at 336-650-1443 or visit us on the web at http://www.ePastorNetwork.com.