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August 2012
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Avoiding burnout: 3 tips for pastors and leaders

Do you feel tired and exhausted right now? Do you feel like you need to simply put on a smile and bear the burdens of ministry placed on you by the endless demands of the church?
 
Scripture tells us that Satan is like a roaring lion waiting to devour us, and we see evidence of this all around us. And the epicenter of his attack is church leaders and their families. That’s why every pastor and church leader needs to focus on some crucial areas in their lives that are prone to being attacked.
 
Today, as we are on the threshold of a new ministry season and one of the busiest times of the year for many churches, I want to share with you the top three areas that I feel are foundational starting points for avoiding burnout, protecting your family and strengthening yourself to fulfill God’s calling in your life as a ministry leader. 

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MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
Are you running on empty? At Kerith Creek, we understand the demands of ministry life and are dedicated to encouraging, supporting and nurturing those in vocational ministry.
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Replenish 
by Lance Witt


In a time when pastors are leaving the ministry in record numbers due to disillusionment and weariness, this book will help you achieve balance and remain spiritually healthy.
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FROM SCRIPTURE
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” 

Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
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TESTIMONY
“Being at Kerith Creek has changed my life. I have been given permission to care for myself, which is not only going to make my life richer and more fulfilling, but also better equips me to care for others.” 
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