Total Ministry Health Inc. is a non-profit organization which focuses on supporting and strengthening pastors, international workers, and churches. This non-profit equips ministry leaders in transitions and crisis to excel and impact congregations and communities. TMH provides ministry health/burnout assessments, coaching and mentoring services for ministry leaders in crisis, transition, burnout, or difficult situations with the goal of greater effectiveness. We provide training for proven ministry leaders, middle judicatories, regional district, or national leaders to coach individuals to greater health and ministry effectiveness. The Total Ministry Health Assessment provides a starting point and a process to become more healthy ministry leaders by focusing on the primary factors leading to ministry burnout. The central issues of a healthy ministry leader are spiritual engagement, emotional stability, and external factors.
Spiritual Engagement with God is the difference between ministry leadership and secular leadership. The presence and power of God in daily life and in ministry are significant factors in measuring health and burnout. Factors in this category include: spiritual listening, freshness, authority, purpose, and authenticity which are vital in measuring a ministry leader’s spiritual engagement with God.
When measuring health and burnout in ministry leaders, Emotional Stability is a vital area of concern. The type and amount of emotional support one is receiving—or not receiving—is very important. Factors in this category include: stress management, unexplained sadness, family/inner circle support, other relational support, and increased emotional distance which are important in creating emotional stability and endurance in ministry.
There are a number of external factors which can help ministry leaders stay healthy or potentially cause burnout. External factors can drain you. Factors in this category include: your home environment, marriage or singleness satisfaction, home relational dynamics, compensation, and workload/rest.