Church leaders are as vulnerable to anxieties as church members…perhaps more so because they care so much. But because church leaders care about their churches, they must choose to be less anxious than the people they serve…or at least less controlled by their anxiety. A traumatic and church-threatening event many not occur in your congregation tomorrow or next week. But it will occur eventually…in every church…and it can happen at any time. It is precisely in anxious times that church leaders must avoid anxious behavior, if they are to lead churches to healthier and more productive futures.