Galatians 6:2 (NKJV): Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.
Pastors are people who routinely help carry the burden for others. Who shares the burdens of the pastor? Your supervisor, Bishop, or overseer are great resources. But, what happens when you need to unload your burden and you can not or should not tell your supervisors?
Unbelievably, pastors are human too. They suffer from the same life issues, fears, doubts, and temptations that their members do. However, pastors must keep their witness and modeling face on at all times, so their people won’t falter. This makes it hard for pastors to let others in to help them.
The most Common Issue for Pastors-Ministry Fatigue and Burnout!
Ministry burnout is a form of compassion fatigue, and easily diagnosed, easily treated issue that sneaks up on everyone who works with hurting people. Its not a matter of if, but when you will feel the impact of compassion fatigue. Read more about Ministry Fatigue.
For Pastors: 12 Free counseling sessions each year!
VBCC offers 12 Free Christian Counseling to church Pastors and Ministry Leaders each year. Use one each month as a part of your professional self-care, or all at once for crisis or complex issues. Think of this as you own “employee assistance program” or Christian EAP! What if you run out of free sessions? Don’t worry, we have a reduced rate for pastors of $45 per session up to weekly indefinitely.
You can have safe, competent, confidential Christian counseling whenever you need it.