A pastor that has learned how to care for their own soul is a pastor who is able to care for the souls of others.
We’ve all read the same statistics. In the US, the burnout rate among pastors, and their spouses, is extremely high. The inner and outer expectations placed on spiritual leaders are daunting, and over time leaders fatigue in hope, energy, and compassion.
It’s our belief that the care of pastors is paramount in our shared mission as the Vineyard. Healthier pastors have healthier families, and healthier families make up healthier churches. The Great Commission is a partnership with Jesus to change the world from a place of strength and personal renewal, not from giving more than we have to give.