May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.
I was an unhappy pastor.
It should not then surprise you, pastor, that you may experience depression—even though you’ve never experienced it before.
Consider these five categories of at-risk pastors.
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.
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.
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.
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.