Tom Russell - Heritage Christian Counseling Ministries


Every Thursday during the 8 o'clock and 9 o'clock hour, WVMC General Manager Scott Saunders and Tom Russell from
Heritage Christian Counseling Ministries sit down and talk about issues facing the family.

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Topic for October 9th & 16th: Pastor Burnout

Isaiah 40:31

What is Burnout?

  • Another word for it is overload.
  • The straw that broke the camel's back.
  • What about the warning signal on the dashboard?

Burnout is when we feel:

  • Physical exhaustion
  • Mental exhaustion
  • Emotional exhaustion

Burnout affects our:

  • Attitude
  • Marriages
  • Work
  • Ministry

Helps:

  • Rest - Rest has always been important to God.  Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy.  Rest is important to the mind and body.  Think about what happens to the computer without rest and being overloaded.
  • Family - Family comes first.
  • Exercise - Exercise is important because the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.
  • Daily Devotions
  • Time Management - The secretaries may be good here.
  • Delegate
  • Accountability
  • Boundaries

Avoiding Pastoral Burnout by Mary L. Rivera

Pastor's Retreat by my-pastor.com


Topic for October 2: Pastor Appreciation

Pastor Appreciation and Clergy Survey are the docments that Tom and Scott discussed.


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