Due to Covid-19, extreme weather and other phenomena, our nation is awash in grief and loss. Even emotionally resilient people are mourning from loss … of loved ones, of restricted mobility, of a vision of a stable future. How to cope? Health.com has put together an assortment of helpful articles.
“Depression lies to me. It is relentless. It tells me I will always feel this way, that I’m not deserving of help, that I am a burden, a waste — that my life is thoroughly hopeless,” Pastor Jason Chestnut writes in Sojourners. Ministry is hard, and the stresses clergy face can lead may people to […]
Clergy are often relied upon to guide others through difficult times, but a new study has found that the very nature of their work could put them at greater risk of developing depression and anxiety themselves. From the Huffington Post. (Photo by Bottled Void, used by Creative Commons License)
Studies have shown that many pastors and church staff are burning out. They feel the pressure to preach and create programs and events that entertain and inspire congregants, many of whom hardly serve in their church. What can be done? Eliminating pastor and church staff burnout requires a change of thinking and behavior. Good reading […]