Pastor, Are You Burning Out?

Pastor, Are You Burning Out?

But the Lord said to him (twice), “What are you doing here, Elijah?” I’m 67 years old and just had my first burn out experience. It never happened during an intense 40+ year business career, most of it as the chief sales and marketing officer of a company with a...
Here Are 4 Things Healthy Leaders Do

Here Are 4 Things Healthy Leaders Do

No leader or pastor starts their career or starts a church with thinking about quitting. All of them start with grand plans and dreams of the future and finishing, retiring, making it to the end with friends and family around them. Yet statistically that is incredibly...
Confessions of Pastors Who Fell

Confessions of Pastors Who Fell

Over the years of my study of spiritual warfare, I’ve talked with a number of pastors who fell morally. Here’s how I summarize their own confessions as they explain what happened: “I never thought it would happen to me.” I’ve yet to meet a pastor who planned to fall....
We Did Not Know to Call It Burnout

We Did Not Know to Call It Burnout

One Sunday during March 1965, the worship service at our church in Baltimore, MD got out early. Great, I thought. That gives me more time to play with my friends in the church yard. At 14 years old that was a main focus of Sunday mornings. I had spent eight years...
Here Are Some Causes and Cures for Leadership Burnout

Here Are Some Causes and Cures for Leadership Burnout

Leadership is really tough. Good leaders understand this and manage their lives and leadership demands to avoid burnout. Sometimes, however, even the best leaders get burned out. If you’re facing it now, examine the cause list below to see what factors may be...
One Pastor Shares 4 Steps to Escaping Depression

One Pastor Shares 4 Steps to Escaping Depression

My name is David. And I’m a pastor who deals with bouts of depression. I don’t write as one who is specialized in the medical or psychological field, but as one who fights a personal battle while refusing to let others stand alone in theirs. My depression is...
Here Are 5 Misconceptions About Pastors

Here Are 5 Misconceptions About Pastors

All-star Cleveland Cavalier Kyrie Irving once told the sports media that he believes the earth is flat. He insists he has done the research and has rejected the propaganda deployed against us to convince us that the earth is round. When asked about it, Lebron James...