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Feed The Fire!
Avoiding Clergy Burnout

Bruce G. Epperly & Katherine Gould Epperly

Avoiding Clergy Burnout


The Epperlys, experienced leaders in whole-person programs for pastors, are keenly aware that a great number of today’s pastors are experiencing burnout. Through the sharing of life-transforming, whole-person spiritual practices; theological reflection; and personal narratives of their own as well as stories from ministers in the Lancaster Theological Seminary’s ministerial excellence groups, they expertly provide whole-person nurture to pastors in all stages of their ministry.   Feed The Fire! Avoiding Clergy Burnout.


ABOUT THE AUTHORS of Feed The Fire! Avoiding Clergy Burnout

Bruce G. Epperly & Katherine Gould Epperly, both ordained ministers in the United Church of Christ and the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), are co-pastors of Disciples United Church of Christ in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Bruce is professor of practical theology and director of continuing education at Lancaster Theological Seminary. He received his Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University. Katherine is a spiritual director and pastoral counselor. Together, they lead groups and consult with pastors in the areas of wellness, spiritual formation, and professional excellence.


Publisher: The Pilgrim Press
ISBN/Prod. Code: 978-0-8298-1795-9

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