06: Pastors and Burnout

It has been a while since we’ve posted a new edition to FUEL the official FSW podcast. In this December installment of FUEL, we appropriately tackle the subject of Pastoral Burn Out. Our guest is Dr. Wes Beavis, pastor, clinical psychologist, and author of "Let's Talk About Ministry Burnout".  As a pastor, Wes has himself faced burnout. Thus, when pursuing a doctorate, he chose for his dissertation to research the elements that contribute to this all too familiar storyline.  In my conversation with Wes, he tells us his story and outlines for us the 6 stages of burn out. He offers help to identify these stages in our own lives, as well as point to pathways of recovery.