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Podcast Episode #581
Today’s episode is an important topic in the life of the church leader. Anxiety could come from a number of sources including staff, congregational members, elders, or other church expectations. Thom and Sam give some tips on how to find help and stay healthy.
Here are the five common responses to overload:
- They go to a favorite place to pray
- They set a goal to accomplish one thing
- They take a few days off
- They exercise
- They join a community of like-minded leaders
- A good pastor will help carry the weight of their congregation.
- Sometimes church leaders feel like firefighters rather than pastors.
- Anxiety comes from people and tasks.
- We need to take away from the negative stigma around mental health. Don’t be afraid to seek professional help.
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