Stories of Freedom Podcast

Episode #12
Seth Broadhurst: A Pastor Finds Freedom from Perfectionism and Embraces a New Perspective on Ministry

On today’s episode, you’re going to hear from Seth Broadhurst. He currently serves on staff with Freedom in Christ USA as our National Director of Ministry Relationships. He’s been married to his wife, Stacy, for 21 years and they have three children. Seth grew up attending church with his family, and trusted Jesus as His Savior on a youth retreat. After the death of a childhood friend, God ignited in Seth a passion to share the Gospel with others, and eventually, he became a church planter.

While his drivenness helped him grow the church and see a lot of positive results, his identity soon became wrapped up in his success as a pastor and people’s perception of him. Sundays were the hardest. If he felt like a sermon didn’t go well or he didn’t receive enough affirmation from others, he would wallow in shame and guilt for a few days.

This went on for many years, until Seth stumbled upon Freedom in Christ material and had an encounter with God he’ll never forget. As he embraced his identity in Christ and replaced lies with truth, he experienced freedom from the need to please people and be perfect, and his perspective on ministry radically changed. If you struggle with perfectionism, people-pleasing, or you work in ministry, we believe Seth’s story will be an encouragement to you.


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