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2-Day Virtual Gathering Event

Expectations & Burnout

June 4-5, 2021

Have you ever felt burnt out?

Overwhelmed by expectations of you and your ministry?

Join us for a live virtual gathering intensive on Expectations and Burnout with Sue Eenigenburg, co-author of Expectations and Burnout, Eva Burkholder, and Link Care staff Annie Fujikawa and Joanie Joy.

We will examine expectations that many women have about cross-cultural ministry, how they can contribute to burnout and depression, how to prevent and heal, and to understand a variety of emotions. We’ll spend time in personal discovery, reflection, and application AND connect, discuss, and process with other women on a deep level.

$20 Post Event Pricing

Come experience four live workshop-style teaching sessions as we delve deep into this topic and journey to growth:

Sue Eenigenburg

Exploring Expectations

We don’t often think about what our expectations are… until they aren’t met. We all have expectations about how effective we should be, how our teammates should act, and when God should intervene! When we are feeling angry, disappointed, or disillusioned, it might be in response to expectations we didn't know we had! In our time together, we will learn what women on the field often expect and how those expectations can play a role in burnout. We may discover that some of our expectations were unrealistic. Some were only perceived. Others seemed attainable but didn’t happen! So, what do we do with our expectations? Let’s learn together! We aren’t alone on this journey. We can encourage each other along the way and be reminded that God is at work in us and through us as we serve.

Annie Fujikawa

Understanding Emotion

Too often we are told, or we tell ourselves, “you shouldn’t be angry” or “there is no point in crying” not knowing just how much these false beliefs about emotion can be detrimental. In this session, we will be going over how to name, understand and process emotion. From this foundation, we will then review the differences between stress, depression, grief, and burnout. You will take away from this session the ability to self-assess your emotional and psychological state and better understand how to successfully use the God-given gift of emotions.

Joanie Joy

Burnout: What it is, Recognizing the Signs & the Path to Recovery

In this session, we will look deeper into what burnout is, where it comes from, signs we might be experiencing it, and what to do if we are burned out, including practical tips and resources. We will also discuss related topics such as how views of self can contribute to burnout, who is the most susceptible (it’s probably not who we think), and how our faith is affected by burnout.

Eva Burkholder

An Ounce of Prevention: Guarding Against Burnout Day by Day

Burnout does not have to be a global worker’s inevitable outcome. The common saying, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," gives a wise approach for guarding against burnout. Adjusting our expectations, knowing our why, consistent grieving, checking our workload, and maintaining ongoing rhythms of effective soul care can help. In this fourth and final session, we’ll discuss and share practical ideas for averting the major causes of burnout. You will be given a chance to share ideas in breakout groups, reflect on your current rhythms, and take active steps to adjust them as needed. With some preventative measures, you can build a sustainable routine, maintain health, and even thrive.

In addition to the speaker sessions, we will have worship provided by Adrea LaRoche
*Sessions will be workshop-style, with teachings from our expert speakers, exercises for personal reflection and assessment, and discussion groups with other women. Come to learn, grow, be connected, resourced, and cared for. This is all here for you at our Expectations and Burnout 2-day virtual gathering.

The Schedule

This virtual gathering is set up to accommodate women in time zones around the world. The Yellow Block and Blue Block options will provide the same teachings, but are separated so you can choose which block fits best with your time zone and your schedule.

When you register, you will choose ONE of the color blocks to join for the 2-day event.

Yellow Block Option

(Ideal for time zones including Europe, Africa, Middle East, South America)


Blue Block Option

(Ideal for time zones including Asia and Oceania)

*The schedule is shown in MDT (Mountain Time). See how this schedule converts to your me zone here. This schedule is subject to change. Any updates will be made available as the event approaches.


  • Registration is a multi-step process. First, create a Thrive Hub account or log in to your existing Hub account. Then from the Gatherings dropdown on the left, click Expectations & Burnout and select the block (Yellow or Blue) that works for you.
  • Sessions will build upon one another, so please attend live to get the most out of the experience. Jump into this topical intensive even more fully by using the Community to continue discussing session themes.
  • These sessions are in-depth and cover a lot of information, so the schedule has been designed to allow extra time between each day to sit with what you have learned between sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

More questions? Visit our FAQ page.

We're excited for you to join us!

Lorrie Lindgren Lorrie Lindgren Chief Executive Officer
Lorrie Lindgren Megan Herlea Retreat & Publications Coordinator
Lorrie Lindgren Leigh Pete Retreat Coordinator
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