Friday, March 14, 2008


Hebrews 13:7 (MSG) "Appreciate your pastoral leaders who gave you the Word of God. Take a good look at the way they live, and let their faithfulness instruct you, as well as their truthfulness."

You work vigorously, often neglecting personal needs to give us comfort and direction. You do so much, yet you receive so little in return.

Thank you.

Reasons For Pastor Burnout

David Yearick, pastor emeritus at Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville, SC and former senior pastor of 39 years, shares the most common ways that pastors burn out.

Physical Burnout:
  • Lack of proper sleep and rest
  • Little or no exercise
  • Obesity
  • Vitamin and mineral deficiencies
  • Illness

Emotional Burnout:

  • Excessive worry
  • Disappointment
  • Self-pity
  • Hurt feelings

Spiritual Burnout:

  • Pride
  • Fulfilling the letter and not the spirit
  • Moral failure

What would you add to this list? Which of these are particularly challenging for you? What do you do to fight burnout?

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Today's Quote

“A gospel that does not deal with the issues of the day is not the Gospel at all.” --Martin Luther