Ruth Haley Barton reports, "The issue of dangerous levels of depletion among pastors and clergy continues to be a very serious one. An article in the New York Times (Taking a Break From the Lord’s Work) and a post on the Associated Baptist Press site (Study Says Clergy Neglecting Self-Care) describe what could be called an epidemic among Christian leaders. These findings are consistent with recent communications we have received from pastors and Christian leaders who are aware they are not rested enough to face the next ministry season."
The question begs to be asked: What's one thing you can do this week to either prevent or combat this avoidable epidemic in your church?
Let's join together to fight for our pastors' souls ~
"And now, friends, we ask you to honor those leaders who work so hard for you, who have been given the responsibility of urging and guiding you along in your obedience. Overwhelm them with appreciation and love!"
- 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (The Message).