I write to you from a hotel room in Columbia Missouri (and seriously, it’s killing me, I can’t take the closeness to Mizzou…) on my way to a new town… Life as I know it is going to change. I don’t think I’m ready for this.
Mad Church Disease? July 2, 2007
My friend, Anne Jackson is the beginning stages of writing a book. Yes, a book with the working title of Mad Church Disease. Intriguing, huh?
Mad Church Disease will discuss the epidemic of ministry burnout in today’s contemporary church. Currently, anonymous surveys are being conducted at MadChurchDisease.com for those who are on any church staff, those who are family of church staff and those who are volunteers in ministry. By analyzing these surveys, as well as conducting interviews with pastors, families and volunteers world-wide, Anne hopes to bring this touchy subject to light using real-life stories of not only tragedy, but redemption and healing for those who have been affected by this disease.
As a former Church employee and current volunteer at a megachurch in Kansas City, I am 100% behind this project. I’ve seen the burn out, I’ve experienced it for myself. This is a book that has needed to be written for years. It’s a book that will no doubt inspire men and women currently serving in ministry, considering ministry and who have never even stepped foot in the church. I look forward to seeing how God uses this book and Anne’s story to impact the lives of many.
How can you help fight Mad Church Disease?
Check out the book’s webite, and if any of the survey’s apply to you, take one. They are completely anonymous.