What to Do If You Are Exhausted from Doing Ministry

June 15, 2018
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Podcast Episode #441

Ministry never stops. Because of this, it can be quite exhausting. Today, we discuss how to combat this exhaustion.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Try to do more things that energize you in ministry and fewer things that drain you.
  • Too many pastors are people pleasers and spend too much time dealing with the squeaky wheels in ministry.
  • Pastors and church staff should try to spend 20% of their time training others to do ministry.
  • When you’re on vacation, visit other churches to get ideas and encouragement.

The eight potential solutions we discuss today are:

  1. Take a break.
  2. Make certain you are spending time on those things for which you are passionate.
  3. Make certain you are not spending too much time on those things that drain you.
  4. Be cautious about the “energy vampires.”
  5. Allocate 20% of your time to equipping the saints.
  6. Visit other churches.
  7. Spend more time in prayer and the Word.
  8. Ask your spouse to give you guidance.

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