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Break Your Day into Thirds
A creative way to avoid burnout in ministry
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The Best Way To Avoid Pastor Burnout? Equip The Saints
Neither information or inspiration is enough. Pastors need to help congregations turn it into perspiration.
Church LeadershipApril 13, 2017. The Best Way To Avoid Pastor Burnout? Equip The Saints Neither information or inspiration is enough. Pastors need
Burnout Is a Danger, Whatever Your Church Size
I exhausted myself trying to expand our little church, then again when I couldn’t keep up with the growth.
harder. I try to figure everything out without any help. Whenever I feel this tug back toward the road to burnout, I say a quick prayer: “Lord, forgive me.”. For
3 Questions to Ask a Counselor Before You Get Started
How to discern if he or she is the right person to counsel you
responsibilities. Counseling is a wise option for mitigating burnout and cultivating lasting, life-giving practices to help you flourish in your ministry role.
Boundaries for Part-Time Ministry
9 steps to set healthy limits
Others nurse growing resentment toward their employers, hurtle toward burnout, or decide to give up ministry altogether. So what's the solution? Boundaries.
My Biggest Ministry Mistake
Ten leaders weigh in to help others avoid their mishaps
Failing to Say No. My lack of healthy boundaries in ministry was a recipe for burnout and eventually became my undoing. I loved being needed—but I loved it too much.
Overcome Ministry Burnout By Learning to Say ‘No’
Saying ‘no’ isn’t a lack of faith. Sometimes it’s a necessary first step in narrowing our focus and strengthening our faith.
Church LeadershipSeptember 19, 2016. Overcome Ministry Burnout By Learning to Say 'No' Saying 'no' isn't a lack of faith. Sometimes it's a necessary
5 Self-Examination Questions for Church Leaders
When it comes to burnout, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
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My Burnout Led to a Breakthrough
A difficult family situation led me to my true calling.
My Burnout Led to a Breakthrough. A injuries. I didn't know, though, that this traumatic event would trigger a season of burnout in my life and ministry.
Lead Like Your Introversion Is a Strength
Because it is!
It took me years of trying (and failing) to be an extrovert, plus a season of burnout and depression, to realize what extroversion and introversion really are.
The Busy Pastor’s Guide to Inbox Shalom
A clear email inbox is a ministry aid. Here’s how to get (and stay) there.
Maintain Inbox Shalom. Congratulations! You're at Inbox Zero. How do you stay there? Here are three ways to maintain Inbox Shalom. 1. Understand what email is.
The Success Affair
Why do so many adulterous relationships begin when ministry is going well?
3. Pastors themselves think they are doingfine. Because of the results they are seeing, pastors may sell their own soul a piece at a time for the sake of success.
When Pastors Pray, Part 2
God called me to minister to desperate ministers
This appears to portray the great spirituality of the pastor, but in actuality it shows the reasons for the dissatisfaction with their prayer life and the breeding ground for pastoral burnout.
3 Ways to Make Your Church a Healthier Place to Work
Is your staff experiencing a spiritual crisis right under your nose?
Because of this, we partnered with a local spiritual director whom our lead pastor and elders had vetted to ensure alignment with our values and beliefs.
8 Signs You Need to Say “No” More Often
From humorous to too-close-to-home
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Should You Take on More?
5 questions to decide if projects outside your role are right for you
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Temptations in Ministry
Sinful behavior may be visible, but the source of that behavior is beneath the surface.
inside was telling me that my success was putting my own soul in danger.… I woke up one day with the realization that I was living in a very dark place and that the term 'burnout' was a
Giving Others the Freedom to Leave
Letting go requires compassion and self-discipline
Often we enter these conversations unaware or unprepared. A faithful volunteer surprises us with her statement of burnout. A struggling leader shocks us with her tearful explanation.