Ep 14: Developing A Reservoir of Well-Being with Michael Martin

Welcome to Church Chat, the show that has the conversations about ministry you wish you were having. Today Josh and Emily are joined by Michael Martin, lead pastor of Stillmeadow Community Fellowship in Baltimore, Maryland and Pastor Support Associate here at EFCA East. They talk about why leaders struggle with rest, the difference between hurry and rushing, developing a reservoir of well-being, warning signs of burnout, advice for the next generation of leaders looking to establish healthier rhythms in their lives, the importance of rediscovering the Holy Spirit, systematic things that need to change in the church world and more!

Michael Martin

Michael serves at Senior Pastor at Stillmeadow Community Fellowship. He has had significant involvement in the work of church health and church diversity both while serving locally as a resource and nationally in denominational work within the EFCA.

As a recording artist, (MichaelStevenMartin) he has been fortunate to have music he has written heard in a variety of venues in Christian and secular formats. He considers music an amazing means of speaking truth and joy into any life. His current project is JOY lifeStories vol. 2.

He is proud of the fact that Gail, his wife of over 35 years, still seems to like him. They have a daughter, son, son-in-law and 3 grandsons. Raised in a large, loving, extended family in Flint, Michigan; his upbringing in the church has shaped many of his values and commitments today.