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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.

small church pastoral emotional frustration and health burnout

In a single week, you can cover.

  1. rejoicing with a new convert who is growing in their faith

  2. hurting with a young couple who lost a baby

  3. conflict with a board member

  4. preaching and feeling like you really connected

  5. learning that your illustration really offended someone

  6. guilt about how much family time you’re spending

  7. excitement about a new tither

  8. 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
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For more, here’s today’s 5 Minute Mentoring Video:

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