The Author

Steve Viars (DMin) has served as a pastor and biblical counselor for 25 years at Faith Baptist Church and Faith Biblical Counseling Ministries in Lafayette, Indiana. He serves on several boards, including Vision of Hope, a faith-based residential treatment center for at-risk girls, the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, and the American Red Cross. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, colleges, and seminaries in the United States and abroad. He and his wife, Kris, have three children, Bethany, Karis, and Andrew.

Depression and the Ministry, Part 3: A Ministry Sabbatical

Do not make life-altering decisions when you are depressed. Step aside from your ministry assignment for a short period of time.