Ministry leaders are especially susceptible to burnout: church burnout. If you’ve ever felt this, Pastor, you need a lifeline!
Ministry stress, disappointments and pressure sometimes seemed to sap my soul of life, energy and joy.
The landscape changes so quickly that from the time a decision is made early in the week, often we’ve had to make changes to those decisions before the week’s over. Decision Fatigue.
When I was growing up I frequently heard the phrase.If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. I’m not sure that’s a saying anymore, but either way, I love a good analogy to help me think through a topic. And I think the phrase applies in leadership. But I’m not sure getting…
An aviation term called a death spiral describes what can happen to a plane in nighttime or poor flying conditions when a pilot loses his sense of the plane’s horizontal orientation. In ministry, leaders can often get caught in a similar downward spiral.
Stress can diminish brain functioning, which in turn shows up in subtle ways in our bodies. Take the quick self-evaluation below and ask yourself if any of these are true of you.