Recently I wrote a post for ABP News Blog entitled Is There Life After Burnout for Pastors? According to the number of hits this story has received it would appear it is an issue of high interest. Here is the link to the post: http://www.abpnews.com/blog/health/is-there-life-after-burnout-for-pastors-2013-07-19/#.Ufam4G36vQv.
Life after burnout for pastors is not just a hope or dream. It is a reality. Yet many pastors need some time and distance to tell their story of even the good side of burnout. Are you ready to tell yours? If so, I would like to hear or read it. I do not need your name unless you want to share it. I will not share your story unless you specifically give me formal and written permission to do so.
Let’s be clear, I am not asking you to tell you story of pain. The story I am interested in is the story of the joy of ministry following burnout. What new or renewed joy have you experienced since your burnout that reaffirms your call to ministry and celebrates that you are a person of worth created in the image of God to live and to love?
Would You Be Willing to Tell Your Story?
Let me offer you three ways to tell your story. First, send an e-mail with your story to GBullard@TheColumbiaPartnership.org. Second, send an e-mail and indicate you would be willing to tell you story during a telephone conversation. Third, click the comment button below the post and type in your story. These comments will not be public, but will come only to me. I have them set to where I monitor all comments and they do not post.