How to Recognize Burnout On Your Team

Burnout is a real danger for church worship team members who take on too many commitments. Leaders should watch for signs like moodiness, lack of preparation, isolation, complaining, and fatigue. Intervening quickly and compassionately at the first hints of burnout is wise, even if it means releasing a valuable team member. Though counterintuitive when musicians are scarce, giving worn-out members an indefinite sabbatical to recharge may allow them to renew their passion for worship ministry in time. Acting preventatively to address burnout pays off in the long run.

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