This week we are finding more and more ways to hold stress at bay - minimize overwhelm - and avoid burnout. Today Jeff will share two more ways to reduce stress - in a ministry context.
Defining issues, challenges, and problems, and actually taking real rest after seriously engaging your work - those are the two, and Jeff teases them out for you. Enjoy!
The short title of this episode is: Making Progress Through Overwhelm! Sometimes we just need 2.5 yards per down to keep the ball moving down the field. That's hard for "all or nothing" people to do - they go for the "Hail Mary" pass trying to score in one play.
You make progress even when you're overwhelmed by doing the small things, the few things, sometimes the one thing - that just gets the ball moving, and then keeps it moving until it reaches the end zone.
Jeff gives you just a couple coaching tips to get moving forward even then you're overwhelmed...
This week Jeff talks about HOW to reduce and minimize stress, overwhelm, and burnout in ministry. Today he coaches on accessing outside resources to develop a strategic plan for your church/ministry. That will greatly increase focus and clarity for you, and minimize ministry overwhelm.
Jeff references Dave Jacobs at SmallChurchPastor.com and Tony Morgan's Unstuck Group
8/27/2022 0 Comments
Weekend Edition 21 - Self-Awareness, Ministry Training, and Podcasting As Evangelism Tool with Paul Golden
Paul Golden from Clarks Summit University in Pennsylvania joins us. He's on staff at a college and seminary, and is the host of Post Game with Paul Golden. Paul grew up in a pastor's home, has served on staff his entire career at a Bible College and Seminary, and now has his own two kids in Bible College. Paul has a unique perspective on ministry and ministry training. You can find Paul at PaulGolden.org.
Jeff has unpacked this week the causes of ministry stress for pastors.
8/25/2022 0 Comments
Episode 135 - Pastor, Friend, or Neighbor? Defining Our Roles Helps Reduce Stress
Jeff continues on the topic of mitigating the causes of stress for pastors in daily ministry. The better we get at recognizing and identifying the causes of stress and overwhelm, the healthier our ministry mindset becomes, and literally, the healthier we will become as people and pastors. Enjoy!
Jeff continues this week's discussion on the things that cause stress in the life of a pastor and how to overcome them. Specifically he talks about the overwhelm of a never ending workload, where a pastor's work is never really finished. How do we walk away at the end of a day and not take our ministry load home with us?
Some good ministry coaching on a mindset for a balanced view of life and ministry.
Jeff talks about the things that cause stress in a pastor's life. Things like allowing your day to just happen to you, and entertaining the concept that your unlimited workload is never done.
He offers some suggestions for minimizing and mitigating the stress from these obvious life realities. This week is all about identifying the things that stress a pastor, and learning how to deal with them in a helpful way.
Let's face it, there's no way we can avoid stress in ministry... or LIFE for that matter! So I think it would be good for us to plan on it, and plan for it.
If we know we'll experience it, are experiencing it, and there's no avoiding it, we might at well plan for it and mitigate it, as best we can. Maybe we can even learn to leverage stress in ministry.
Today I'm open with you, and make a confession, then introduce the topic! Enjoy!
8/20/2022 0 Comments
Weekend Edition 20 - Wrestling with the Intractable Challenges of Ministry with Thom Rainer
Thom Rainer, from the Rainer On Leadership Podcast, and ChurchAnswers.com joins Jeff to talk about issues that pastors face today.
Thom is a research guy, a data guy, or as he says, "a data nerd", and shares a lot from the perspective of actual research data and not just anecdotal evidence.
Thom works with pastors almost every day, and is a wealth of information and coaching on this episode - which you will... enjoy! And, check out the links below! You're welcome.
Rainer On Leadership Podcast
Thom's book: I Am A Christian
Become a Church Answers Member!
Jeff Keady has been a pastor for 35 years and podcaster to pastors for 9 years - Coaching For Pastors is his latest podcast!