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Ep 41: Sabbath & Ministry Burnout with Elisa Johnston

Episode 41
54 min / Published

Burnout. It’s real and it’s happening in our churches, our nonprofits, our ministries, and our missional living. We want to do good and make a change in our community, but often, serving others takes more out of us than we’re ready for emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Suddenly, we find ourselves trying to help others from a place of exhaustion. In today’s conversation, Elisa Johnston, a nonprofit founder and director, shares her own journey of burnout, how Sabbath became a necessity in life, and how she now advocates for rhythms of rest for those in serving roles.

About My Guest:

Elisa Johnston empowers ordinary people to be fully alive while making the difference they were born to make at Average Advocate, procrastinates on Instagram, and brings freedom to the exploited through Blackout Trafficking. Whenever and wherever she can, she explores with her three littles and adopted housemate. Thankfully, God, her husband, and other favorite introverts are all particularly grounding, because otherwise her passion to raise-up leaders, live missionally, and start world changing things would compel her into a creative oblivion.


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Next Steps

You can find Elisa’s 5 Phases of Rising Up here: https://averageadvocate.com 

Want to start practicing Sabbath but don't know exactly where to begin? Grab this free guide to help you: https://simplysabbath.com/sabbathguide/

  • sabbath
  • burnout
  • rest
  • ministry
  • nonprofit
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