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