Five Practices to Avoid Burnout Webinar Replay

Burnout is an epidemic among Christian leaders today. This problem does not stay compartmentalized, once you burnout in one area of your life, it seeps into all other areas. Click here to watch the replay. Whether you want to learn more for yourself, a staff member, key volunteers, spouse or family member, this 30-minute webinar will teach you… That you are not alone in feeling burned out, The difference between burnout and normal stress, Symptoms to look for in yourself and others that are characteristic of burnout, Five simple practices that will help you avoid and recover from burnout, The root cause of burnout. Also included are three thank you gifts as my way of serving you as you follow your calling. Click here to watch the replay. ————————————————— I work with followers of Christ to energize discipleship, improve relationships, decrease anxiety and facilitate leadership development. I am a certified coach specializing in pastoral leadership, relationships, discipleship, life transitions, and Christian identity. Also, I am the author of the forthcoming book Discovering Your Root: Developing Your Identity in Christ. Services I offer are one-on-one coaching, group coaching,  speaking at organizations/churches, leadership workshops, and church retreats. For more info, click here to contact...

Five Practices to Avoid Burnout Webinar

Five Behaviors to Avoid Burnout FREE webinar, Wednesday, February 11th, 11:00 am Click here to register Among Christians, depression and burnout are at epidemic levels. Almost all of us know at least one family member, colleague or friend who struggles to keep up and battles feelings of failure. With some awareness and healthy practices, burnout is a problem that is completely preventable. Admitting that you cannot do it all is not the sign of a bad relationship, leadership, or a failure of discipleship; ignoring the warning signs is. On Wednesday, February 11th at 11:00 am Perkins Communications will be hosting a FREE 30-minute webinar to give five practices to help you and those who surround you avoid burnout and exhaustion. Simply click here to register. From the comfort of your office and living room, would it be worth 30 minutes of your time to learn more about Characteristics of healthy relationships Handling insecurity that prohibits people from empowering others Assessing the uses of your time Making healthy transitions And more At the end of the webinar, there will be time for questions as well. Simply click here to register. See you Wednesday, February...

When Numbers Are Not Enough

This is a hugely tough post to write. In my area, there has been a rash of high profile pastors succumbing to affairs. Heard about another one this weekend. My guess, not knowing them, would be that at some point they stood tall and declared to someone close to them “I’m not going to be that guy.” I get it because I was that guy. At the time, I didn’t understand the relationship between following Christ and adopting Him as my identity. I was simply following Jesus out of my own strength, all the while doing what I could to prop up my false self. I was asking Jesus to be my accessory. So I write this post hoping that one of those pastors who has become that guy will see and read. I don’t want to save them. I don’t want to get blog hits from them. I don’t want fodder for gossip. I want to be vulnerable with them. Help them address their brokenness and maybe provide some guidance on breaking free of their role for Christ and developing an identity in Christ. If you are such a pastor, contact me, let’s talk and start the journey together. If you know of such a pastor, anywhere, forward this to them. I want to offer myself to them without strings or fee. Satan attacks, that is true and he is relentless. But we make the opening wider when our identity is in the wrong place. Putting on the full armor of God means clothing our self with Christ – having an identity rooted in Him. For the pastor, well meaning as he or she may be, it...

The Empty Inner Circle

I help church leaders avoid the pitfalls of spiritual leadership. Overwhelmingly, pastors feel isolated, overworked, unappreciated, and consumed by their role in the church.The quality of our inner circle relationships is a key foundation for successfully enduring the unique rigors of church leadership and pastoring. We need connection. An outlet. Support and comfort. Sadly, by the time all was said and done with regard to the collapse of my world, my inner circle was completely empty and that hastened the fall.Some of the emptying was done for me. My wife and I had no connection. She had distanced herself from me and I had stopped trying. The person in the world that I would want to describe as my best friend, my supporter through thick and thin, was instead the person that I felt the most distance with. Rather than being able to offer support and guidance through the crests and troughs of ministry, my sharing sounded more and more like whining filling her with bitterness and resentment toward my job. This resentment was compounded by the fact that it was to my job that I turned more and more of my attention as the distance between us became greater.Most of the empty inner circle was because of me. Pride is my root sin. In my relationships that expresses itself as a fear of rejection. A fear that if someone knew the real me, my real struggles, the real condition of parts of my life then they would certainly reject me. So I wore my “I’m fine” mask. Acted like everything was great all the time. If questions were...

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