Here’s 6 sure fire ways to have an awful 2019:

(Over the last year or so I’ve written a blog post to help with each one of these specific issues.)

1. Be Unhappy

What do you do when reality doesn’t match up to your expectations in life or ministry?

Most of us get frustrated, anxious, angry, disappointed, etc. In other words, we’re unhappy.

Do this and you’ll be more at peace when things don’t turn out the way you expected.

2. Burnout

Want to avoid getting overwhelmed in the chaos of a busy ministry schedule? 

Here’s how to avoid burnout.

(Note: I originally wrote this blog post to address summer burnout, but these simple principles apply all year long.)

3. Ritualize your relationship with God.

As church leaders, our job is to nurture our own spiritual growth. Everything else flows from that.

But the more we are immersed in church culture, the more familiar we become with the “standard” ways of growing close to God.

Here’s a different approach to spiritual growth. 

4. Drown in email overload.

I’ve put together 4 email hacks that will help you spend less time on email, so you can spend more time on the important stuff.

5. Get stuck in the problems you face.

Ministry is full of problems, adversity, and obstacles. Parents complain. The senior pastor doesn’t support your vision. Your youth group isn’t growing like you hoped.

Follow these steps to overcome the problems you face in ministry and life.

6. Overwhelmed and exhausted due to a never ending to-do list.

How often do you feel frustrated at the end of a day because you didn’t get enough done? Do you feel overwhelmed because there never seems to be enough time to tackle everything on your to-do list?

Here’s how to 10x your productivity in ministry.

My hope is that something I write or say will help you have an amazing 2019, not an awful one.

Hope you a great weekend!

– Nick Diliberto, Ministry to Youth

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