Reset Your Anxiety & Default To Calm

Relieve pressure | Break stuck patterns

 

Build team health. 

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Steve offers a variety of tools from an introductory level to a much deeper solution. Each tool equips you to:

  • Identify where the anxiety lives.
  • Learn sources of anxiety and how to overpower them.
  • Break stuck patterns in your thinking, assumptions and the way your team behave and relates with each other.
  • Notice God’s involvement in all the spaces and how the Gospel displaces anxiety in each space.

As a chaplain at a level one trauma hospital I was sent into every conceivable human experience and we had nothing but our wits and the presence of God to get us through.

It was a baptism by fire!

Hey there, I’m Steve!

I am a published Author of the book Managing Leadership Anxiety- Yours & Theirs and your host on the Managing Anxiety Podcast. I love leaders, and I see how much pressure they carry. My particular concern is to bring relief by equipping them with tools for individual and team health. I especially enjoy helping leaders break long stuck patterns in themselves and their organizations. 

I cut my teeth on leadership anxiety when I served as a chaplain at a level one trauma hospital. The hospital sent us into every conceivable human experience and we had nothing but our wits and the presence of God to get us through.

In that baptism of fire, I learned how to pay attention to what was going on under the surface of my own life, and also the dynamics between family members.

One of the supervisors was Murray Bowen’s student, so I was steeped in family systems theory and then later studied it and cybernetics more formally in graduate school. My unique experience and training deepened my leadership capacity to manage anxiety and notice it in groups.

  • I am a Spiritual Care Professional in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • I have sixteen hundred hours of supervised ministry in CPE.

I hold a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary where I focused on Hebrew Scriptures and Family Systems. My thesis was based on the Hebrew Scriptures’ dignity laws in Leviticus and Exodus and how a suburban church can engage local and global poverty through the lens of reciprocity and dignity rather than charity.  

Since 2005, I have served as Lead Pastor of Discovery Christian Church in Broomfield, Colorado, an innovative and entrepreneurial church that has grown from 150 to more than 1000 in weekly attendance. The church intentionally welcomes spiritual seekers and skeptics and is passionate about partnerships that break the local and global poverty cycle. I have also served at a mega church in Las Vegas, on a ranch for struggling teens, and as a youth minister in the Appalachian region. 

I was privileged to grow up in Perth, Western Australia, in an adventurous family of origin. After moving to the United States for theological study, I married Lisa and together we have two sons and a daughter, in whom I take great delight.

When I am not working, you can find me laughing with my family, knee-deep in a trout stream, or trying a guitar I cannot afford at a local music store.

As a chaplain at a level one trauma hospital I was sent into every conceivable human experience and we had nothing but our wits and the presence of God to get us through.

It was a baptism by fire!

Hey there, I’m Steve!

I am a published Author of the book Managing Leadership Anxiety- Yours & Theirs and your host on the Managing Anxiety Podcast. I love leaders, and I see how much pressure they carry. My particular concern is to bring relief by equipping them with tools for individual and team health. I especially enjoy helping leaders break long stuck patterns in themselves and their organizations. 

As a chaplain, I learned how to pay attention to what was going on under the surface of my own life, and also the dynamics between family members.

 

One of the supervisors was Murray Bowen’s student, so I was steeped in family systems theory and then later studied it and cybernetics more formally in graduate school. My unique experience and training deepened my leadership capacity to manage anxiety and notice it in groups.

  • I am a Spiritual Care Professional in the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education.
  • I have sixteen hundred hours of supervised ministry in CPE.

I hold a Master of Divinity from Emmanuel Christian Seminary where I focused on Hebrew Scriptures and Family Systems. My thesis was based on the Hebrew Scriptures’ dignity laws in Leviticus and Exodus and how a suburban church can engage local and global poverty through the lens of reciprocity and dignity rather than charity.  

Since 2005, I have served as Lead Pastor of Discovery Christian Church in Broomfield, Colorado, an innovative and entrepreneurial church that has grown from 150 to more than 1000 in weekly attendance. The church intentionally welcomes spiritual seekers and skeptics and is passionate about partnerships that break the local and global poverty cycle. I have also served at a mega church in Las Vegas, on a ranch for struggling teens, and as a youth minister in the Appalachian region. 

I was privileged to grow up in Perth, Western Australia, in an adventurous family of origin. After moving to the United States for theological study, I married Lisa and together we have two sons and a daughter, in whom I take great delight.

When I am not working, you can find me laughing with my family, knee-deep in a trout stream, or trying a guitar I cannot afford at a local music store.

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Calm, Aware, Present. 

An online experience helping you go from being spun up and pressured to calm, aware, present in the workplace and home place.  

Using the MLA tools, Capable Life offers a series of brief videos, confidential online community, monthly zooms and more.   

What The Kids Say…

Participating in Steve’s workshop with my team was incredibly helpful. Doing the deep soul  dive necessary for leaders to flourish is never easy and Steve is just the right guide for the  journey. Living at the intersection of Anxiety, The Gospel and Family Systems is seismic.  

Nancy Ortberg,

CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ.

Not only does Steve Cuss have a masterful way with words, but he also has a unique understanding of the human heart. I’m thrilled that we brought Steve into our organization to train, resource, and inspire us. Steve curated a healthy environment where our team wrestled with their own anxieties while learning to move towards the anxieties of others. It was an excellent time of story and experience. I strongly recommend this training for your organization.

Daniel Rolfe,

Senior Pastor - Mountain Springs Church, Colorado Springs, CO

Every leader faces a unique kind of anxiety that comes from knowing that we are not quite what we need to be. With disarming vulnerability and keen new insight, Steve Cuss invites us to look more deeply at the way we lead and the way our teams function. Through guided personal reflection and system analysis, Steve imparts wisdom that will help leaders last and churches thrive.

Glenn Paciam

Steve recognizes what often remains invisible yet powerful within any organization – the perpetual buzz of anxiety. How we manage anxiety matters, and Steve provides wisdom for every one of us navigating the invisible forces at work impacting our work and our health.

Rev. Chuck Degroat, PhD

Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality , Western Theological Seminary

Starting with words that resonate with your soul, Steve Cuss leads you on a journey of discovery and a practical approach that will literally change your relationship with worry and anxiety. Every parent and leader needs this book.

Executive Director of Parent Strategies, Orange

Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality , Western Theological Seminary

Steve Cuss helps leaders apply living systems thinking to the Christian life and Christian leadership. He is a very engaging storyteller who combines a clear grasp of system theory that he integrates effectively with his faith. His experience as chaplain and pastor provides a rich context for helping translate the power of system thinking into practical tools for Christian living. Every Christian will benefit from reading this book. Pastors, seminarians, and congregational leaders will find this an especially helpful resource.

Jim Herrington

Professor of Pastoral Care and Christian Spirituality , Western Theological Seminary

We cannot think our way to change, we have to embody some tools and bravely practice.

Become an empowered leader. Live a CAPable Life functioning as a calm, aware, present, human in the workplace and home place.