Pastors are burning out and leaving the ministry at an alarming rate. Recent studies say that about 85% of seminary graduates will not make it past five years in ministry and only 1 in 10 of those who start their careers as pastors will finish them as one. Many resources have been devoted to studying the causes and prevention of pastoral failure, but far fewer have been devoted to understanding pastoral restoration. This needs to change. In this episode, Chris Rivers speaks with Alex Johnson around the issue of pastoral failure and restoration. Alex Johnson is a pastor, researcher, and Ph.D. student in Industrial-Organizational Psychology, as well as the founder of Better After Broken. Through both personal and professional experiences that Alex would not have chosen, he has developed a heart for those leaders and ministries who have been derailed by pastoral failure and believes that there is reason to hope for being better after being broken. Chris and Alex discuss his story and one of the ten theories that are the framework for his work in dealing with the issue of pastoral failure and restoration.
Visit www.CultureBus.cc to access the ACCOUNTABILITY TOOL for this episode, so you can grow personally and create forward movement with your team. EPISODE REFERENCES: - Better After Broken Website (https://betterafterbroken.com) - 85% of seminary graduates statistic (t.ly/eWXXe)