Is the Church a Black Hole for Leaders?

Pastors and other leaders in ministry are often under so much stress that they find themselves hanging on by a thread, often-times for years, ready to burn out from exhaustion or blow out morally. This is a huge problem facing the Church today.

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we talk about the alarming number of high-profile Church leaders who are resigning, being fired, or walking away from the faith and why this may be happening so often. Is the Church a black hole for leaders?

Why aren’t more pastors overflowing with the love, joy and the peace of the Lord in their lives, families and ministries? What is the cause of their emotional problems and moral failures?

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • Why we didn’t see this type of “leadership burn out” with Jesus and his disciples.
  • Alarming statistics about the levels of stress and low emotional and moral health of today’s pastors.
  • Why the ‘model’ that many churches follow is leading to leadership fall out.
  • Steps to take TODAY if you’re on the brink of resigning, being fired or burning out.

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From this episode:

“The constant expectations that people put on their pastors, and their families–and that pastors put on themselves–can be devastating. Pastors are expected to be “on” and ready to give stellar leadership, neverending compassion, awe-inspiring messages, anointed prayer, and non-stop words of encouragement…pretty much all the time, not just on Sundays!”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #235

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources

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