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Jess Connolly: Sustainable Rest in the Midst of Ministry

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As pastors and ministry leaders, we all know that rest is vital. Yet, how can we experience true rest when it seems unrealistic in our busy ministry lives? In this week’s conversation on FrontStage BackStage, host Jason Daye is joined by Jess Connolly. Jess and her husband Nick planted Bright City Church in Charleston, South Carolina. Jess has written a number of books, including her latest titled, “Tired of Being Tired.” Together, Jess and Jason look at some of the struggles that we have as ministry leaders when it comes to experiencing rest and refreshment. Jess spends some time focusing on the different types of exhaustion that we experience in ministry and provides some helpful insights on how we can create sustainable rest in our ministry lives.

FrontStage BackStage Podcast With Jess Connolly

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Jason serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at PastorServe, a ministry committed to strengthening the Church by serving pastors through personal coaching and church consulting. He also hosts FrontStage BackStage, a podcast and YouTube show, that helps pastors embrace healthy, well-balanced leadership as they develop a sustainable rhythm for life and ministry. Prior to joining the PastorServe team, Jason served as Vice President of Ministry Mobilization at Outreach, Inc., and as the Executive Director of the National Back to Church Sunday movement. Additionally, Jason served for nearly two decades in pastoral leadership, primarily as a lead pastor, in several contexts, including church plant re-launch, multisite church, multiethnic urban church, and an established suburban church. His experience as a lead pastor has provided numerous opportunities to coach and mentor pastors across the country. Jason and his beautiful wife, Monica, are the proud parents of six children and live on Anastasia Island, Florida. @jasondaye