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First published on this website in August 2012 and last updated in July 2022

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Categories: Leadership


A range of straightforward checklists to help you understand how stress, or more accurately 'distress', can impact anyone in Christian ministry. A basic understanding of this subject can help you take corrective action before you find yourself in trouble.

  • Ten reasons why Christian ministry can be distressful
  • Five factors that affect stress levels
  • Ten distress signals from our bodies
  • Ten behavioural reactions
  • Five spiritual reactions
  • Ten corrective actions to take

The notes end with two ideas for Bible-themed group discussion.

The ten reasons why Christian ministry can be distressful include:

  • open-ended opportunities
  • high levels of emotion
  • dysfunctional people
  • secular environment
  • solo working with no escape
  • long hours and financial pressure .....


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Author's notes

These notes have been updated in July 2022 with minor amendments.