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