BURNOUT in the MINISTRY: Have you been there yourself?
P. Drucker said that the four hardest jobs in America are:
The President of the United States A university president A CEO of a hospital and A pastor
Is that true?
90% of pastors said the ministry was completely different than what they thought it would be like before they entered the ministry.
70 %say they have a lower self-image now than when they first started.
John Kissinger [01/24/2016 7:01 AM]
“The antidote to exhaustion is not rest but wholeheartedness.” David Whyte
Jimmy Humphrey [01/24/2016 7:26 AM]
Good. Pastoring wasn’t ever meant to be a full time vocational pursuit to begin with. “Full time ministry” ought to be the exception instead of the norm.
John Kissinger [01/24/2016 7:34 AM]
7 Lessons from Burnout
#1 Burnout is worse than you think.
#2 Burnout affects more than the pastor.
#3 Pastors need to take responsibility for themselves.
#4 Church leaders should take this seriously.
#5 Congregations need to accept some responsibility.
#6 Our way of “doing church” needs to take some responsibility.
#7 Burnout isn’t the end of the road.
John Kissinger [01/24/2016 7:52 AM]
we also have some people that are in the ministry for the wrong reasons or are just not cut for such work Alan N Carla Smith
Hanny Setiawan [01/24/2016 1:10 PM]
How can we burnout if we love what we do?
John Kissinger [01/24/2016 1:18 PM]
7 WAYS to Prevent Pastor Burnout
1. 24/7 mentalit
4. Unwillingness to let go
5. No friends
6. Not suited for some tasks
7. No life outside the church
Jo Shartzer [01/24/2016 3:10 PM]
Yep..I had street ministry was active evangelist but walked away
David M. Hinsen [01/24/2016 5:45 PM]
This is a much needed discussion. Intriguing comments.
John Kissinger [01/24/2016 5:52 PM]
#WoW Hinsen on the move [after all this time]
Charles Page [01/24/2016 5:54 PM]
if you are in a rut (grave opened at both ends) walking away is essential to healing. Pastors need healing!
John Kissinger [01/24/2016 5:58 PM]
many ministers need to allow their families to heal them – after God Himself, the family knows you better than anyone else David M. Hinsen