Rawlings School of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Pastor, Burnout, Recovery, Leadership
Christianity | Religion
Tunnell, Jim, "Pastoral Burnout: Practical and Biblical Insights for Prevention and Rehabilitation within the International Pentecostal Holiness Church" (2020). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 2603.
With the excessive demands in pastoral ministry, the spectrum of ministry workload has become a stressful occupational peril that could trigger pastors to give in and ultimately abandon ministry altogether. Before and after secession, clergy, particularly pastors, experience a wide variety of maladies, including but not limited to physical and psychological distress, that may lead to intensive outcomes. As the number of resignations continues to rise, there is an emergent interest among leaders, particularly in the denominational sector, to determine the interposing contributing factors and to develop appropriate resources to be of assistance when pastoral burnout is recognizable. With the help of scholarly resources and biblical examples as well as interviews and surveys of pastors and denominational leaders, this thesis will endeavor to uncover an effective method for preventing burnout and recovering from it.
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