Pastoral or Elder Burnout

Shepherding Your Heart Through Ministry Fatigue, by Paul Shirley, The Expositors Seminary

Pastor Burnout Website– An entire website dedicated to pastoral burnout.

“Replenish” by Lance Witt, speaks directly to those in pastor/elder ministry who have been hurt and burned out from ministering to others. I have enjoyed working through this text this two years, taking my time as I read, making notes and sharing the content with others.

“How to beat Burnout” by Minirth, Hawkins, Meir and Flournoy, has also been helpful not only for pastors/elders but for any in the Christian church.

“Spiritual Depression Its Causes and Cures” by Dr. Marytn Lloyd Jones is a must read on depression that often occurs during times of burnout.

“Disciplines of a Godly Man” by Kent Hughes, will be helpful in that the author advocates various disciplines in the Christian life, as well as pastor/elder life that can keep us away from burnout.