As pastors and ministry leaders, what do we do when we find ourselves in a season where we're out of rhythm or feeling like we're burning out? In this week's conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Chip Ingram, CEO and teaching pastor of Living On the Edge. Chip's teachings are received by millions of people around the world through television, radio, and digital platforms. Chip has written over a dozen books, and has served for four decades in ministry, pastoring churches ranging in size from a few dozen to several thousand. Chip shares from his own ministry experiences those times when he felt he was imbalanced, out of rhythm, and sort of burning out. Chip also shares practices that he has incorporated into his life to help him grow in deeper connection with God and to create a healthy, sustainable rhythm for his ministry and his life.
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Some key takeaways from this conversation:
Chip Ingram on the emotional state of burning out: "It scared me to death…. my emotions were just numb…. I had grounded out to the point where I didn't feel anything."
Chip Ingram on the importance of understanding ourselves and the baggage we bring into our ministry: "I learned out of that was I have limits, that I am an overwhelming people pleaser, that I I had deep, deep insecurities. And I really recognized those, those are the things that were driving my workaholism."
Chip Ingram on the value of experiencing life in Christ, not just 'doing' ministry: "It's not just being moral or good or being on track, it's life. If I'm not experiencing the life of Christ, I'm missing it."
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