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Recover From Burnout Without Leaving The Church (We'll Show You How!)

This presale gives you 15 complete courses
for much less time & money than you’d spend caring for someone else in the same situation

Most people who start out excited in ministry find themselves struggling with burnout and unresolved hurt. Why?

Because …

  • most of us have seen unhealthy models of ministry and been taught to do the same
  • we think burnout is a normal result of doing ministry and even a badge of honor for serving well
  • we’re so used to putting others first that we’ve allowed unresolved ministry hurts to pile on

Do you think God might want us to serve with joy again?

We sure do.

That’s why we are creating a ministry burnout recovery course bundle with:

  • 15 complete courses including, Start Here, Importance of Emotions, Learning New Habits, Reframing Responsibilities, and lots more
  • Over 20 hours of video education. Each course listed contains multiple video modules with full transcripts and printable action guides for immediate application
  • A price that’s lower than a few hours of counseling!


“10x the value for the same price” might sound like a sales slogan, but in this case, it’s actually true.

Here are a few words from creator Laurie Acker …

Hi. I'm Laurie Acker. Here's what I do.

But after a few decades of church ministry, I found myself struggling. I didn’t know if it was exhaustion, depression, defeatism, or a mix of them all. I had felt edges of it in the past, but now it was hitting me like a ton of bricks! I could still plaster a smile on my face, but I started noticing how I felt internally was starting to leak out in my reactions and my relationships too.  

I began learning more about burnout, compassion fatigue, and how much our bodies, minds, and spirits are intricately connected. I explored different avenues of support and resources for renewal. I worked hard to develop new skills and strategies to take better care of myself and uncovered a new sense of passion and deeper joy along the way.

By sharing what I’ve learned and strive to practice, I’ve been able to help others through our conferences and communities of Small Church Ministry.

And the best part?

  • You’re not alone
  • You don’t need to keep serving with no end in sight
  • There are skills & strategies you can grab hold of to help you rest and renew and recover

So, now I’m helping people who are where I was a few decades ago:

Exhausted, burned out, and hoping to find something that changes everything.

That “something” is right here – in these ministry training courses!

I hope you love them.

Why Video Courses?

There are dozens of ways you could learn healthier ministry tips and get advice.

So why choose video courses?

  • You can learn on your own time and at your own pace.
  • You can return to refresh, revisit, and relearn anytime.
  • It’s a lot cheaper than traveling to a training workshop.
  • You can pick and choose the topics you need when you need them.
  • You get a dose of my enthusiasm and passion.

Why Pay?

Learning from an experienced guide will save you months (and often years) of trial and error.

People struggling with burnout regularly …

  • look for better ways to manage their time, but there’s too much on the list for any given day
  • blame their overworking on other volunteers and church members for not pulling their weight
  • pay for personal development books and resources that promise to help, but end up with no lasting impact

Paying for training isn’t ideal when your budget is already stretched; I get it.

But wasting time and money running yourself into the ground is a whole lot worse!

Don’t make that mistake.

God didn’t create you as His workhorse. You are dearly loved and deserve care, compassion, and renewal!

*DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR & SMALL CHURCH MINISTRY DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. This website and course is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute providing medical advice or professional services. No material in this course or on our website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website or seen in this course.

What you're getting!

Each course listed contains multiple video modules with full transcripts and printable action guides for immediate application.

Burnout Recovery "Start Here" Course

$29 value
Where to start, a biblical view of ministry health, why it matters, and what to expect.

Hard Stop, Hiatus, Or Regroup Course

$29 value
Doable action steps to remove, reduce, or renegotiate your current full plate, including important conversations, handoffs, and habit changes.

Techniques And Strategies To Experience Calm In Moments Of Chaos

$29 value
Regulating emotions and reactions is a skill to learn, including specific ways to find peace in the middle of stressful circumstances.

The Unexpected Impact Of Mastery Course

$29 value
Learn the surprisng effect of mastery by following guided steps to explore and pursue something unexpected.

Could Forgiveness Be A Skill That Could Be Taught? A PhD Expert Says Yes.

$29 value
Learn a scientific twist to move toward forgiveness, based on study, practice, and personal experience.

The Stages Of Spiritual Development (& Why It Matters Now) Course

$29 value
Learn the connection our spiritual development has to burnout, why it matters, and how it can help.

Reframing Responsibilities & Letting Go Of Guilt Course

$29 value
Identify misplaced responsibilities and let go of guilt. Identify untrue thoughts and beliefs that are holding you back from healing.

The Craving For Connection & When Relationships Need Redefining

$29 value
Specific ways to find community when everythng inside you wants to pull to isolation.

Creative Options For Ongoing Sabbath Rest & Longer Sabbaticals Course

$29 value
Ways to incorporate rest into your days, weeks, months, and years.

Don't Become The Teacher Just Yet: This Is For You Course

$29 value
Learn why you need to take more time than you think. Included are the steps to re-engage the right way at the right time so you don't end up in burnout again.

The Importance Of Emotions & Spirituality Course

$29 value
Burnout and emotions are deeply related. Learn steps to identify, accept, and embrace your emotions as God's gift to you.

Refilling With Habits For Recovery & Restoration Course

$29 value
Explore new habits in all areas of who God created you to be: emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and intellectual.

Identifying & Embracing Joy Course

$29 value
Truth: Joy is no less holy than suffering. Learn how to find it and find God there too.

A New Take On Spiritual Disciplines Course

$29 value
This might undo your understanding of spiritual disciplines and help you fall in love with Jesus anew.

Compare & Contrast Further Support & Growth Options Course

$29 value
Explore benefits, purpose, and costs of future support comparing counseling, coaching, group support, specialized workshops, and spiritual direction.

This LIFETIME presale includes any updates and future courses added to the Ministry Burnout Recovery Course Bundle. The courses listed here will begin rolling out in 2024.

What people are saying about Small Church Ministry

I did not know what to expect, but it has been beyond my expectations. I am impressed and can't believe how much great info is here.
It has helped change the way I think about what is/isn’t “successful” for activities and programs at the church.
Small Church Ministry has helped me in so many ways, but to boil it down, it revitalized my mindset that the small church has everything we need to be the Church God designed us to be.
Pastor Don
I once thought it was participation (larger numbers = success); Laurie is teaching me to focus on serving God by nurturing relationships and meeting needs. So, the challenge is to nurture relationships among a wide range of ages and life stages.
Small Church Ministry is providing new ideas and has been instrumental in generating a thought process that has resulted in an exciting change in format (some small, others a bit larger).
Small Church Ministry empowers us to use what we have with a few for the glory of God.
Pastor Peter
If you are in a small church and have ever struggled with anything (burnout, getting volunteers, feeling “less than” bigger churches, knowing how to lead a Sunday school class of 3 kids, etc.), Laurie is the voice you need in your life.
It gave my team time to organize our thoughts and move in the right direction!!

How much?

We searched high and low to find comparable ministry training courses, and we found only a few that even came close to ours. They cost tons more money, many involve memberships, and most have limited access (and none were specific to small churches!)

But our heart is for small churches. For that reason, we’re offering lifetime access for the entire bundle for $199 (this is a limited-time presale discount).

Ministry Burnout Recovery
Course Bundle

$ 199
  • Burnout Recovery "Start Here" Course ($29 value)
  • The Stages Of Spiritual Development (& Why It Matters Now) Course ($29 value)
  • The Importance Of Emotions & Spirituality Course ($29 value)
  • Hard Stop, Hiatus, Or Regroup Course ($29 value)
  • Reframing Responsibilities & Letting Go Of Guilt Course ($29 value)
  • Refilling With Habits For Recovery & Restoration Course ($29 value)
  • Techniques And Strategies To Experience Calm In Moments Of Chaos ($29 value)
  • The Craving For Connection & When Relationships Need Redefining ($29 value)
  • Identifying & Embracing Joy Course ($29 value)
  • The Unexpected Impact Of Mastery Course ($29 value)
  • Creative Options For Ongoing Sabbath Rest & Longer Sabbaticals Course($29 value)
  • A New Take On Spiritual Disciplines Course ($29 value)
  • Could Forgiveness Be A Skill That Could Be Taught? A PhD Expert Says Yes. ($29 value)
  • Don't Become The Teacher Just Yet: This Is For You Course ($29 value)
  • Compare & Contrast Further Support & Growth Options Course ($29 value)

This bundle is still available for presale discount until the last course is live. With each course release, the bundle price increases. Purchase now to lock in your lifetime discount.

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What if you don't like it?

Because of the incredible deal we’re offering on this presale, there are no refunds. If you’re unsure of the value, feel free to pass on this lifetime deal. 

If you’re still on the fence, then you don’t need to hear any more from me.
Instead, see what other people are saying:

Thank you Laurie Acker and Small Church Ministry for another successful ministry planning event in the books!! We had such a wonderful time, fellowshipping, discussing, and dreaming together!
Small Church Ministry has been helping me realize small isn't bad; it is just different. You have helped me learn the power of just one. With one (or two) I can personalize lessons, mentor, invest, and build relationships easier. I have learned techniques to do better announcements, create lessons and devotionals, and I have learned to use social media more effectively.
I don't feel alone in mission. There are so many churches in similar circumstances with encouragement and ideas as to how to move forward or help.
It is first of all encouraging to find a ministry that ministers to small church pastors and staff. They have great ideas and resources that, again, are "doable" and relevant to the congregations we minister to.
Small Church Ministry has provided great suggestions and access to resources that help our small church function in the best way possible.
The ideas I've gleaned from small church ministry have helped our children and youth ministry thrive. It has given me the courage and grace to lead and keep pressing toward the goal. Thank you!
SCM has brought clarity to my ministry regarding volunteers. I understand the need to invest in them and build them up. From time to time, I have also made use of info that has been shared in the Creative Solutions group. I can see the need to not do things alone!
I'm glad I have most of my planning done for the year, and the kids are excited about the events we're doing. And I have adults willing to help (most NOT on the youth committee). So I'd say it was definitely a success.
I am happy to tell you we had our Planning Party last Saturday with 8 in attendance. We are using the 7-week plan. We used each step in the plan and got fantastic ideas. We are now beginning work on the calendar. Thank you so much for your help & support.
Small Church Ministry helped remind me of the strengths small churches have. Using your 6 core principles of Children's Ministry to build off of.
Pastor Steven
Taught me the importance of connection over curriculum, given me great practical tools to improve what we were already doing, has given me the confidence to try some new things, has given a breath of fresh air and encouragement that it's okay to be small!
The Small Church Ministry has revolutionized how I view and flow in ministry. It has truly helped me take the focus off what others are doing (i.e., bigger churches), and be more laser-focused on how our ministry can do it a "different" way that yields impact, response, and results.
It really helped me form a good foundation when we had to rebuild our entire children's ministry from the ground up. I honestly have no idea what we would have done without all the wonderful resources! I'm so glad God brought me to you!
It provided support and "the next step" when I was at the end of how far I felt I could go in my area of ministry. I attended the youth and kidmin conference and it changed my perspective and brought me so much freedom.
By the way, I met with our kids church team tonight and used your resources as a guide to help us get more organized and formalized and to cast new vision! It was extremely helpful!!
Laurie has a real heart for small church ministry. She has great practical advice that can be applied immediately. Definitely worth listening and following. I always walk away motivated and inspired.
I am encouraged to do things differently. And it started with the volunteers conference and surprising statements: "80/20 is not a rule, it's a symptom" and "What if He already provided?" (Thank you Laurie!) I organized a Planning Party and it was a success - 12 people came and we have around 40 people on a Sunday worship!
Small Church Ministry has been an encouragement and helped me to realize that small does not necessarily mean unsuccessful. It has helped me stop focusing on the "smallness" of our church, and to celebrate the uniqueness of who we are and what we can do for the Lord in the place where we are at this moment in time.
In the next few months our church will change drastically ... Having listened to your podcasts, attended conferences, and put many of your ideas into action - I feel prepared to enter this new season with hope for regrowth rather than with an attitude of fear. Thank you for providing a foundation that I didn't even know I was going to need!
Small Church Ministry has helped me feel more connected and relieved other churches have similar challenges. It has also encouraged my faith that there are strategies and things we can put in place to help our church members get to where God wants them, which is what it’s all about.
It's given me tools to use in leading people. Given me ideas about what to try. And helped me make a mindset shift from our time in a bigger church to being in a smaller church now.
Just being able to access resources made specifically for small churches has improved the children's ministry of our church. Kids are excited each week to come and worship God and learn more about his Word.
SCM has helped us to organize and manage our projects through the best possible practices.

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