Sam Storms’ recent book is a field guide for Reformed churches to introduce charismatic practices into the life of the assembly.
Mark and Jonathan discuss the subject of burnout, particularly how it happens and what church leaders can do to avoid it in the first place.
May the mighty promises of Christ fuel our faith until, at last, we see him face to face.
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.
Perhaps you’re just beginning your journey as a pastor’s wife. Perhaps you’ve been one far longer than me. Whatever the case, remember and rejoice in the gospel. Draw near to Christ. He, above all, will sustain you and restore your joy.
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.
My small church hasn’t killed me yet. In fact, it’s grown me.
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.
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.
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.
The book of Joshua doesn’t receive the attention it deserves.
Classroom learning has severe limits in preparing one for the real world of work. Much of the skill in any vocation—ministry or otherwise—is only acquired on the job after years of experience.