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Episode Info: In this episode, Kirk and Jenn discuss tips for overcoming burnout. This podcast is for those who serve, whether in a ministry or a non-profit (business leaders might find this helpful, too).Our Starting Point for This EpisodeCircumstances that cause those in ministry to become jaded and experience burnout.Practical tips for avoiding burnout when serving becomes hard. To ConsiderAre you currently feeling worn out in your ministry or non-profit?  How is this potentially affecting those you serve?Can you pinpoint sources of your burnout?What role do expectations play in your own experience? Although important, how can high expectations potentially lead to burnout?How have you unintentionally made someone your project or taken on the task of co-writing their story? What are specific steps you can take to release people and trust God to be the co-author of their story?Think of an example, when someone believed in you and saw your potential.What are a few simple acts of encouragement that would support others on your servant team?"Love Them Anyway, is one of the hardest things we do in ministry. We hope you find some encouragement in this free printable download of the poem Anyway by Mother Theresa and "Encourage Them Day After Day," from Hebrews 3:13. FREE DOWNLOAD, Anyway Poem and Hebrews 3:13* Special Note on these Downloads: Jenn designed this download and showed it to Kirk who said, "Well, it's flowery."  Jenn's response? "Then, I guess it's for the ladies."References (Click Link)Paul Becomes a Follower of Jesus The Woman at the Well Becomes a Jesus FollowerHebrews 3:13 Woman in AdulteryGeico CommercialEpisode TranscriptKIRK: Hey friends it is Kirk and Jenn, and today on the podcast we are going to be talking about servant burnout. We all struggle at different times. I know I do, and Jenn it's a challenge that we all face. But there are some solutions to this.   TIP #1 - IT’S OKAY TO FEEL JADEDKIRK: We can jump into just a few today because we're looking at different situations where this burnout pops up, where we get just a little bit jaded, where we lose our confidence in the work that we're doing, and we lose confidence in the people we're reaching out to. We can do that, it's a real thing. So, I think we need to talk about it.JENN: Yeah, I think you and I have seen it repeatedly as we've worked with people serving in ministries across the country. They are so passionate about these populations they're serving, yet they find themselves feeling worn out, and the burnout rate in ministry, especially on the ground ministry, is very high. And there is a reason. And I'm so glad that we're talking about this today and see if we can find some practical solutions for dealing with this challenge.KIRK: I work with pregnancy help ministries, and sometimes you have the person come back again and again and again. She’s single, pregnant. It happens a second time, happens a third time, and the pregnancy help center then becomes their go-­t...
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