“Sunday’s always coming.”
I said those words many times when I was a children’s ministry director. Our staff and volunteers worked tirelessly to prepare for the upcoming Sunday services and weekly activities. The second they finished, we’d have to start all over to prepare for the next ones. Sundays never cease. Anyone who helps pull off a Sunday or midweek church activities knows this full well. There isn’t an “easy” season when it comes to ministry. There’s only full speed ahead, and super speed when the kids return to school, during the holiday season, and Easter.
I found that being on a church staff doesn’t make you immune to burnout. I also witnessed many people in our church body fall prey to the exhaustion from the weekly grind. This experience has given me an observant eye to the pitfalls of Sunday fatigue and how to fight it, or avoid it altogether.
Here are my 10 ways to fight church burnout:
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