OK, if your reading this I got your attention! I'm not really quitting ministry but I am changing my ways! There will be some things I quit doing in 2014 because I am resolved to impact our world for Jesus and I want you to join me.! Please read on!
I am often reminded of how complicated life is and how it often carries over to our local church and its ministry. Why does it have to be this way? Why do we get so busy? How do we keep it simple or as I like to say, “Keep the Main Thing, the Main THING?”
For most people that serve in full time ministry it is often difficult to stop and rest. This should not really be that difficult as God himself, rested on the 7th day and gave orders for us to follow suite. Far too often though, we serve, give, play, etc all seven days and we do not stop to rest unless we take a vacation. There is something far to wrong with that picture and something that after 24 years of ministry is going to change with this man. For the first time ever, I’m taking a sabbatical. My current church, blesses its pastors with a sabbatical at the end of the sixth year of service to be taken sometime during the seventh. I am now on a 15-week time off where I’m not allowed to do anything “ministerial.” I am to rest, reflect, renew and refocus and those are truly my goals on during this time.