One Huge Key to a Pastor’s Emotional Survival
Being a pastor of a church can be emotionally exhausting. At times, it really does feel like riding an emotional roller coaster.
In a single week, you can cover.
rejoicing with a new convert who is growing in their faith
hurting with a young couple who lost a baby
conflict with a board member
preaching and feeling like you really connected
learning that your illustration really offended someone
guilt about how much family time you’re spending
excitement about a new tither
frustration with your building
Nah, never mind. That can all happen in ONE DAY.
There’s a lot to be said about the topic of how to handle the emotional ups and downs of pastoring… and I can’t cover it all in one video. But here’s one key that I think is crucial: Your ability to handle, embrace and even rejoice in chaos.
Allow chaos — clean it up. Allow chaos — clean it up. Rinse & repeat. – Darrell Stetler II
For more, here’s today’s 5 Minute Mentoring Video:
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