Episode 56 – How Mike recovered from Ministry Burnout

In this episode, I continue the conversation about Ministry Burnout from Episode 55. This episode is an ‘unplugged’ episode, in that I share my heart on 1. How I knew I had ministry burnout, and 2. How I recovered. I hope and pray that it will be a blessing to those of you who are either going through burnout, or you have a friend or loved one that is going through burnout. Please listen and let me minister to you in a special way today!

As I mentioned in this podcast, here are a couple of the key resources I found helpful as I was trying to figure out what was going on with me, and then how to recover:

Carey Nieuwhof Blog Posts on Burnout

Because I am a small ministry guy, I didn’t have the big team of people to help me through Ministry Burnout, so I had to find some of my own resources on how to diagnose ministry burnout and how to recover. Carey Nieuwhof, a pastor in Canada, was one of the key people God used to help me. Carey’s blog posts in particular, were so helpful! I realized that what was happening to me was not unusual, was not wrong, and that there was a road to recovery.

Enrichment Journal Article On Burnout

Of the best articles I’ve found for understanding what Ministry Burnout is, what the normal symptoms are and provides a pretty clear road to recovery

Navigators People Resources Team Video

This is the video I mentioned that I found as I was trying to understand what burnout was. Hope it’s a help to you!

Again, please feel free to contact me via this website if there’s anything else i can do to help and serve you!


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