les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Friday, March 07, 2014

You're not alone

Yesterday at the CNEF33 pastorale I learnt of another chap going through burnout.

This is a young chap in his thirties who is one of the pastors in one of the bigger churches in Bordeaux. The Senior Pastor has been ill for some time and recently had a blackout while driving, writing off his car, but emerging thankfully unscathed. Medical examinations continue!

But his young colleague, trying now to juggle all the balls, I imagine, has succumbed to burnout and is signed off by the doctor and obliged to keep away completely from phone, email and internet.

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