Every staff leader likes to think they do a great job balancing their work life and personal life. At the same time, most staff leaders like to say they are an “above average” worker when it comes to hours worked and difficulty of work done. The truth is you can’t always be both. There are different seasons in life where your family will take more energy and seasons where your ministry will require much more energy. The same holds true for your staff.
It is our responsibility as leaders and pastors to stay engaged with our staff’s emotions, especially in busy seasons, to ensure burnout doesn’t occur. Here are seven ways you can combat burnout for your church staff: