Avoiding Burnout

Some Steps You Can Take Now to Overcome Burnout

How can you overcome burnout or possibly prevent it? Here are some simple steps that will help.
How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated
by Rebecca Knight
"What’s the best way to recharge? Are some forms of rejuvenation better than others? How do you know if what you’re feeling is ordinary burnout or something else, like chronic dissatisfaction?"  https://hbr.org/2015/04/how-to-overcome-burnout-and-stay-motivated

When Your Wife Suffers from Burnout

A pastor can struggle with work-life balance and burnout. But if he is not careful, this burnout will find its way home. Check out Shona and David Murray's article and video on this subject.
How Husbands Can Protect Their Wives from Burnout
by Shona Murray & David Murray
"Men tend to overlook their wive's burnout. At least in my own case, I didn't see it coming. So, keep your eyes open. Watch and listen for warning signs, and heed them."  https://www.crossway.org/articles/how-husbands-can-protect-their-wives-from-burnout/?utm_content=buffer63066&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What Your Congregation Needs to Know About Burnout

You're exhausted. Your life is out of balance. But the people you shepherd don't understand. If that's your situation, consider sharing this article with your congregation as you get the necessary help.
6 Things Church Members Need to Know About Pastor Burnout
by Marty Duren
"Exhaustion is not the pastor's friend. Exhaustion is an obstruction that holds open a door for temptation. When a pastor reaches the point that exhaustion, fatigue, or burnout increase the likelihood of adultery, addiction, or other sinful indulgence [sic], quitting the ministry to save the pastor is the righteous road."   http://www.lifeway.com/pastors/2016/09/16/6-things-church-members-need-to-know-about-pastor-burnout/

Coaching to Achieve Work-Life Balance

Working with a coach to achieve work-life balance is a great way to avoid burnout. A coach can help you establish boundaries and identify the signs of approaching stress. With a coach, you can develop realistic goals or layout steps to unplug from your work.
I love to help pastors and ministry leaders achieve this balance.  Schedule your free Strategy Session today. This 30-minute confidential session will help you address potential burnout before it consumes you.

Church Planting in Puerto Rico - Episode 4

Recently I interview Jake Delich. Jake and his wife Elizabeth have planted a church in Sweden and are now helping with a church plant in Puerto Rico.
I should point out that this interview was recorded prior to the hurricane Maria. Jake and his family did come out of Maria in good shape but the situation in Puerto Rico is serious.

Jake Shared:

  • His testimony  2:16
  • His interest in missions  5:26
  • Church planting in Sweden  6:29
  • How to understand the post-modern Swedish people  9:00
  • Their goals and methods in Sweden  10:52
  • How the work developed in Sweden  13:45
  • God closing the door in Sweden  16:12
  • Church planting and discipleship in Puerto Rico  18:00
  • The cultural situation in Puerto Rico  20:50
  • The current work in Puerto Rico  22:11
  • Relational evangelism  23:30
  • Church planting steps  26:20
  • An example of these steps in Puerto Rico  31:36
  • How we can pray for and support the work in Puerto Rico  33:38

Contact Information

email JEDelich@gmail.com
Please support Jake and Elizabeth through pray and giving. For more information on giving you can contact Biblical Ministries Worldwide at https://www.biblicalministries.org/support/

Closing Thoughts

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