Eight Ways Church Members Can Help Pastors Avoid Burnout

August 28, 2018
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Podcast Episode #462

Burnout is a real issue for many, and pastors are not exempt. Today we discuss how church members can help their pastor avoid it.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • There are times that need ministry on a 24/7 basis. But there should also be times when that’s not the case.
  • More often than not pastors either don’t know how to take time off or just don’t take time off.
  • One of the biggest things you can do for your pastor is to defend the pastor to critics.
  • There is a correlation in how joyful a pastor ministers and how joyful a pastor’s family life is.

The eight tips we discuss are:

  1. Let the pastor know he should not be 24/7
  2. Be an encourager
  3. Insist the pastor takes some time off
  4. Respond to critics for your pastor
  5. Become a prayer intercessor for your pastor
  6. Help protect the pastor’s family
  7. Find ways to help the pastor’s family have fun times together
  8. Pay your pastor reasonably

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