Chapter 14. Functions and Script Execution

Once I was discussing the problem of “preacher burnout” with a minister. When people train for a life in the clergy, they are expected to master not only the concepts taught by the faith, but also accounting, counseling, writing, graphic design, and a dozen other skills. Although this guarantees that the minister has a ready background in all the areas needed to keep a congregation moving forward, it also instills in many new church leaders the feeling that they must single-handedly bear the needs of the congregation, unable or unwilling to delegate responsibilities. No human being can shoulder that many duties effectively. This burden often leads to stress, feelings of helplessness, emotional breakdowns, ...

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