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Church LawEpisode 7|34 min|November 18, 2021

Why Preventing Pastoral Burnout Helps Reduce Legal Liability, with Guest Mindy Caliguire

Why reducing pastoral burnout is both a life benefit to the leader and a legal benefit to the church.

Why Preventing Pastoral Burnout Helps Reduce Legal Liability, with Guest Mindy Caliguire

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Barna and Pepperdine University conducted a major study into how today’s faith leaders are navigating life and leadership in this age of complexity. What they found is startling: one in three pastors are at risk of burnout. And as the world struggles to move past the pandemic, these numbers are only increasing.

In this episode, Mindy Caliguire—the president and chief executive of Soul Care—talks with attorney Erika Cole about the causes of pastoral burnout, the spiritual and legal implications that arise when a burnout leads to an unexpected resignation or moral failing, and solutions that can help churches, their ministers, and their congregations avoid unnecessary liabilities and ministerial challenges.

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Mindy Caliguire https://www.soulcare.com/

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Erika E. Cole, Esq., known as The Church Attorney®, is one of only a handful of attorneys in the nation who practices exclusively in the area of church law. She currently serves as a senior editorial advisor for Christianity Today’s ChurchLawAndTax.com.

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