Why Youth Workers Need Rest (and How to Take It!)

In this episode, Davis Lacey is joined by Clark Fobes, an emeritus member of Rooted’s Steering Committee. Clark began a new ministry position in September, and he shares about the weariness that those in the “start-up” phase of youth ministry experience. Prior to this role, Clark served in another church for about 8.5 years; he also shares about the effects of long-term fatigue, and, more importantly, how the Lord met him and refreshed him at the peak of his exhaustion. Youth workers of all experience levels will find encouragement, practical wisdom, and (best of all!) refreshment in this episode of The Rooted Youth Ministry Podcast.

Additional Resources:

Spurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression, by Zack Eswine (Christian Focus, 2015)

The Imperfect Pastor: Discoering Joy through our Limitations through a Daily Apprenticeship with Jesus, by Zack Eswine (Crossway, 2015)

Zeal Without Burnout: Seven Keys to a Lifelong Ministry of Selfless Sacrifice, by Christopher Ash (Good Book Company, 2016)