As any student minister knows, burnout is a real but invisible threat always looming on the horizon. Starting out, we hear the horror stories of new youth pastors leaving after just a few months into the gig. After several months into our own ministries, we get it. This work is not for the faint of heart. Why is burnout such an issue, and why does it seem so specific to youth ministry? Rooted invited our wise youth ministry practitioners – Dave Wright, Sarah Seibels, Liz Edrington, and Andy Cornett – to ask the hard questions, and to offer hope to the weary.