Burnout Prevention Tips from Church Volunteer Leaders
No matter what size your church is, you likely have volunteers helping to keep your church’s ministries afloat. But how many of you have lived in the shoes of your volunteers? Do you know the challenges they face? The things they wish you knew about them? Why they choose to stay committed to their roles? How they want you to support them?
I’ve attended churches of varying denominations over the course of my lifetime, and I’ve been involved in leading and serving on ministries at many of them. Across the board, there seems to be a common theme amongst church volunteers: we love serving the church but often feel as though we’ve been given an impossible task that Church Leadership (i.e. pastors, elder boards, etc.) just doesn’t understand.