Today Shawn Shoup joined us for our LIVE YM Talk and talked with us about rest, setting boundaries, saying “no,” time management, priorities and burnout in youth ministry. Shawn and several others who joined the conversation shared a lot about their own experiences in ministry and just how difficult it can be to maintain healthy boundaries in ministry. It was a great discussion with questions, advice, and helpful comments from many people. Definitely worth listening to whether you feel like you struggle in this area or not.
Some of the things we talked about:
- What leads to burnout
- Advice for setting boundaries
- Why we feel that we should overwork
- The self-inflicted pressure of trying to perform
- And a lot more…
You can listen to the whole conversation below or grab it in iTunes.
Next week’s discussion
July 24: Next week Brian Eberly is our featured guest. He’ll share from his recent experiences about, “The importance of building a youth ministry team.”
Posted on July 24, 2009