Ministry has never been an easy calling. There are long hours, sufficient but not especially great pay, and the responsibility not only for the souls of a congregation but often its everyday running. And with all churches generally in decline across the country, pastors often are unfairly saddled with the blame: “We would be OK if you were doing a better job.” No wonder so many rostered ministers are burning out and considering other work. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to help!
Download a study guide for “Pastoral care: Helping rostered ministers avoid burnout,” which appeared in Living Lutheran‘s June/July issue. The free, downloadable pdf contains four pages of discussion questions and a copy of the article.