Dr. Don Easton – Thriving in Ministry
Burnout epidemic – 80% of pastors will experience some degree of burnout in ministry life
Signs of Burnout
Complexity and rapid switching of roles
Dr. Richard Deschon one of the leading experts on job analysis concluded that 64 personal competencies are required to perform all the required tasks of a local church pastor. He concluded that “it is almost inconceivable to imagine that a single person could be uniformly high on the sixty-four distinct knowledge, skills, abilities, and personal characteristics.”
Adrenaline see this Tuesdays post
Three Components of Burnout see my blog //doneaston.com/blog
- High Depletion
- High Detachment
- Low work satisfaction
Measure – self-test…
How full is my emotional tank 0-10?
Do I feel depleted?
When I try to sleep the motor is reaving high?
How many nights week is insomnia a problem?
Do I feel fatigue?
Do I sense detachment in key relationships?
Do I avoid people and meetings? Look for excuses to postpone, or avoid – pastors days, conference.
Am I negative towards congregation?
Do I feel stuck?
Do I assess my self negatively?
Do I sense the presence of Jesus in daily activities and ministry?
Ps 23:1-3 NLT
Two key prevention things – Dr Chris Adams –
A. A mentor who knows the signs and can say I see them.
B. Building emotional intelligence, becoming self-aware.
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articles: flourishing in ministry Dr Matt Bloom
books: Carey Nieuwhof “I didn’t see it coming” – burnout quiz