Over the past 6 years or so I’ve noticed a trend, and personally I’ve felt it myself lately . . . Exhausted Youth Pastors! I don’t know what the deal is with us, but it always seems that YPs are tired. I remember one of my mentors Danny Basham saying that he always felt guilty because he felt like he was giving his family ‘left overs’ of himself, when he worked at NCR. To be honest this is how I feel sometimes. I feel like exhaustion is not helping us to fulfill John 10:10, where Christ tells us that He brought us life abundantly, another translation says life that is over-flowing! The question I am curious about is this. Are congregations, elders, pastors, and even the youth pastor, that allows their Youth Pastor to reach the point of exhaustion sinning in allowing them to do so? I mean if Christ calls use to take rest in Him, and we are tired, are the expectations on a Youth Pastor (or any pastor for that matter) to high or ridiculous if they cause us to be exhausted every waking second? I don’t mean to point any fingers, I am simply asking a question, what do you in the blogesphere think?