Uploaded by Mark Burkholder


-normalize lack of reciprocity from ministry
-spot your tendencies toward symptoms of burnout
(eg, cynicism, unrealistic self-evaluation)
-reign in disappointment from the lack of reciprocity from work relations
as these feelings could lead to depression
-keep your relationships at home and with God strong
-increase your EQ, knowing your emotional signals and stress triggers
BOTTOM LINE-- Burnout primarily hinges on unrealistic job expectations and
hampered relational reciprocity leading to undue frustration and cynicism, feelings of
social incompetence, and, ultimately, to full blown burnout.
-Question posed — When do you know you’re close to burnout? led me to search-found
this article from a journal for teachers and made obvious connection with us in ministry
-Now it’s more medically validated with ICD code due to the depletion of
emotional/phys stamina
-and it’s differentiated from depression tho burnout can share symptomology
-(go through mouse clicks and explain)
-(re Emo Ex: energy depleted; emotional resources drained—Depers: negative, cynical
attitudes toward those we serve—Lack of Pers: evaluate our work negatively, often tied
into feelings of inadequacy and poor self-esteem
-(re Reciprocity) This concept is from equity theory and refers to investments and
outcomes in a relationship being in proportion to the investments given back from
those being served or when one’s own investments are equal to what is received, a
reciprocal sharing in the relationship. Two spheres.
-three interplays: 1) burnout can induce or increase depression. 2) Issues at home or
work can and will interplay with each other. 3) Finally, what happens at work can lead to
depression as well.