As ministry leaders, we tend to view ourselves as God's employees and forget we are his beloved children. Grace happens to everyone else while we go on to wear out. Our passion for ministry gets swallowed up by the urgency of those we serve. It has been said, "If you don't want to burn out, stop living like you are on fire!" Clearly this person was not familiar with pastoral ministry.
Are there antidotes to ongoing compassion, fatigue, burn out, and secondary stress? What can we do to help ourselves learn the gospel applied to ministry when we are worn thin by life?
Parakaleo is hosting a workshop, open to both men and women, and led by Dr. Penny Freeman, that explores "A Gospel Lens for Burn Out". The cost is $25, and includes coffee and a light brunch. Please contact Amanda Sadlier at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.