Burnout and Resilience Resources


The Battle for Hope

Even though life is difficult and unexpected crises, conflicts and pain can afflict us, some individuals are able to rise above the adversity and make lemonade out of lemons. Read article

Resilience

If you are a leader or clergy person the question in your life at some point is how do I have excellence in my ministry and finish well? Check out this video to find out some good steps! Watch Video

Take the Burnout Survey

Put a checkmark in front of the symptoms that fit you. Take our short survey to determine whether you're just tired or jeopardizing your health. Take Survey

Skimming and Speeding

When leaders speed - maintain an unhealthy, unsustainable pace - they skim over and ignore important life issues.
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If the Devil Can't Make You Bad, He'll Make You Busy

For Christian leaders, it is tempting to pile on commitments and responsibilities in the name of furthering a ministry. The problem is that when humans attempt superhuman tasks, we inevitably fail, and that failure can lead to stress and burnout. Read on for a few tips on simplifying a hectic lifestyle. Read article

When Pastors Need a Helping Hand

Have you ever heard the phrase, "it's lonely at the top? I'm sure a pastor or two could explain exactly what that feeling is like. With all the blessings associated with being a leader come many unanticipated and unknown pressures and problems, and being in a position of authority makes it taboo to admit weakness. This isolation is often the cause of so many pastors' burnout. This article provides suggestions for how to make partners with other leaders in order to avoid this emotional and spiritual fatigue. Read article

Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive as a Leader

Resilience is one of those qualities that some people just seem to possess, when in reality, it is a concerted effort of will and a refusal to give up. As Christians, we have the distinct advantage of having the encouragement of our faith to strengthen us during even the most insurmountable odds. Read on for some insights and strategies for cultivating your resilience during difficult times, whether current or yet to come. Read article

Tired or Burned Out?

Stress is a part of life, but too much of it can be unhealthy. Pastors are especially at risk of "burnout" caused by excessive amounts of stress. Take a short survey to determine if you are in danger of burnout, and what to do about it. Read article

Burnout Happens

Desperate. Edgy. Anxious. Irritable. Sound like a pastor you know? All too often Christian leaders are pushed to their limits and buckle under the pressure. This is called burnout, and it can be lethal. If you think someone in your life might have burnout (maybe even you), this article may have the tips you need for avoiding it altogether. Read article