The Greatest Cure for Pastoral Burnout Is Christ Himself

By Nick Roark | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.

“I Was Burnt Out—And I Stepped Away”

By Shai Linne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

I was an unhappy pastor.

Pastoring Amid Depression

By John Starke | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

It should not then surprise you, pastor, that you may experience depression—even though you’ve never experienced it before.

A Taxonomy of At-Risk Pastors

By Jeramie Rinne | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Consider these five categories of at-risk pastors.

How My Mega-Church Hasn’t Burnt Me Out

By Mark Vroegop | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

I’ve been leading a mega-church for over a decade. While it’s not always easy, it hasn’t killed me. It hasn’t burnt me out—at least not yet.

How a Biblical Eschatology Protects Against Pastoral Burnout

By Juan Sanchez | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

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.

How My Small Church Hasn’t Burnt Me Out

By Jonathan Worsley | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

My small church hasn’t killed me yet. In fact, it’s grown me.

Be Tender-Hearted and Thick-Skinned: How Humility Protects Pastors from Pastoral Burnout

By Aaron Menikoff | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

The thick-skinned and tender-hearted pastor is best positioned to minister for the long haul.

Waiting On the Lord to Renew Our Strength: Reflections on Pastoral Burnout

By Ray Ortlund | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Burnout means something way down deep just collapses, and we can’t keep going.

One Cure for Burnout: A Plurality of Like-Minded Shepherds

By Jason Dees | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

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.

Am I Burnt Out? 30 Useful Questions

By Matt Schmucker | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

Here are 30 questions—15 internal and 15 external—to ask yourself to discover whether or not you’re on the road to burnout.

Managing Expectations for a Sustainable Ministry

By David Murray | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

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?

One Cure for Burnout: Building a Network of Like-Minded Brothers

By Kevin McKay | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

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.

Discerning the Signs of Pastoral Burnout

By John Henderson | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

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.

How to Avoid Accumulated Fatigue

By Zack Eswine | 9Marks Journal: Pastoral Burnout: Its Causes & Cures | 07.17.2018

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.