If we’re to endure faithfully in pastoral ministry, we need to remember that we’re leading the church in a time of tension—between the already and the not-yet.
My small church hasn’t killed me yet. In fact, it’s grown me.
Instead of only giving pastors commonsense counsel about how to prevent burnout, let us go one step further and encourage them to regularly refresh themselves in the strong old Calvinistic doctrines.
The thick-skinned and tender-hearted pastor is best positioned to minister for the long haul.
Burnout means something way down deep just collapses, and we can’t keep going.
If you currently pastor a congregation that has no qualified men other than yourself, then you should do two things: begin earnestly praying for such men and, second, perhaps reconsider if your standards are loftier than the Bible’s.
Here are 30 questions—15 internal and 15 external—to ask yourself to discover whether or not you’re on the road to burnout.
Future hope fuels present faithfulness—both in pastoral ministry and on the mission field.
How can a church support and protect its new pastor both from his own and others’ expectations, so that he will set off and continue at a sustainable pace?
Email another pastor in your area and ask them to read this article with you. Maybe it will start a life-giving friendship for both of you.
Pastoral burnout could be defined as the moment or season when a pastor loses the motivation, hope, energy, joy, and focus required to fulfill his work, and these losses center upon the work itself.
When accumulated fatigue takes hold of us, a night of rest, a weekend get-a-way, or a six-week sabbatical likely won’t help.
How many times have we seen confession happen without genuine and lasting change? Why does genuine transformation still evade us?
Judges is the darkest book in the Old Testament. So why should you preach through it for your people?