You preachers out there might have this problem. I certainly do. You are so busy doing the work of the ministry, you are visiting people, dealing with people, planning and preparing sermons, working in the community, writing books, articles, bulletin articles, paper articles, hosting radio shows, T.V. shows, and dealing with congregational problems that you have no time for this. You need to make time, and I am talking to myself first. I get so busy doing the work, I do not take time to reflect on the work. We sometimes do not think about what is working, the direction the congregation is going in, the plans and effectiveness of the church, we just get out there doing the work. Every week, all of us need to budget time into our weeks to think about what is going on. We need to do this as well as elders. Let us never get so busy doing the work that we do not have time to reflect and pray about the work.
- The Problem of Burnout in Ministry
- Thankful for Church of Christ Preachers
- The Problem of Passivity
- Read “God’s Problem”
- Preachers and Lunch Appointments