Ministry is born in the heart of a Christian leader. Whether in a church or in a secular organization, this calling is a spiritual agreement with God. Burnout does not happen because of the ministry. It’s the result of the job and not the calling.
What is it about the job that drives Christian leaders away from their passion in service? The popular, but worn out answer is…it’s the activities causing the pressure. Too many responsibilities, too many people to please and an excess of conflicts that need to be solved daily.
The Overwhelmed Servant identifies three mental and emotional behaviors that are the root cause of stress and burnout. You’ll discover it’s not the job but the “behaviors” behind the job that are the source of pain. You’ll learn timeless techniques for prevention, healing and restoration. Most importantly, the stories and lessons in this book bring back to life the hope, love and faith that once fueled your daily joy.
By merging his insights in Clinical Psychology, Christian beliefs and corporate experience, Dr. Rausch has discovered soul-seeking answers about how the business of life is the life of your business. We dare say, “It’s Life-Changing!”
About the Author
Dr. Bob Rausch has 35 years of experience in the fields of psychotherapy and executive coaching with leadership both in the Christian and Secular arena. He has coached hundreds of leaders in the United States, Canada, and Europe helping them to effectively use the gifts and talents God has given to them. Dr. Bob has a Bachelor and Master Degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, Ca. He founded The Family Therapy Center in Shreveport, La., logging more than 35,000 hours counseling and managing a team of seven therapists.
Dr. Bob was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister. He served on the R.F. Gates Evangelistic Assn. team and was the Assistant Pastor of Summer Grover Baptist Church in Shreveport, La. for 6-years. He was adjunct professor for the New Orleans Baptist Seminary where he taught Pastoral Counseling at the Shreveport, La. campus. His Christian Faith and experiences in the ministry have influenced his coaching and consulting practice around the world.
He was awarded The Readers Favorite Award in 2003 and 2004 from the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association International. He was twice nominated for Author of the Year by GAYA (Georgia Author of the Year Award) which is one of the most prestigious literary awards in the nation, and the oldest in the Southeastern United States. His most recent book, The Overwhelmed Servant – Avoiding the Three Traps of Spiritual Burnout deals with stress and burnout experienced by Christians in corporations and traditional ministries.
As an international known speaker, Dr. Bob has presented to over 25,000 people throughout North America and Europe, including The University of Toronto and York University in Toronto, Canada and Employee Assistance Programmé of Bermuda.
Dr. Bob is not all about business. He is a Master Scuba Diver and an avid weightlifter and has participated in numerous triathlons’ and 100-mile bike races in West Texas. He and his wife Jinger have five sons and six grandsons. Bob and Jinger reside in Dallas, Texas.
Robert Rausch, Ph.D.
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