Is it important for pastors to have enjoyable, non-ministry activities in their life?

Have you ever encountered the pastor who when asked about hobbies smugly responds with, “Well, Jesus is my hobby?”  Why is it important that pastors have fun, enjoyable, non-ministry activities in their life?  What kind of activities should a pastor do and with whom?

In this newest podcast episode, Brian Croft and Jim Savastio further explore the need for pastoral rest as they discuss the theological basis of recreation, the benefits of recreation for avoiding pastoral burn-out, symptoms of a pastor’s need for recreation, the practicalities of avoiding counter-productive recreation, and the blessings of family-oriented recreation.

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Posted in Home and Family, The Pastor's Soul
2 comments on “Is it important for pastors to have enjoyable, non-ministry activities in their life?
  1. Michael Kennedy says:

    Has this been updated on the iTunes podcast! I’m not seeing it there.

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