As finite creatures our energies are always limited, even if our desires are not. It is no virtue to deny this in the name of Christian service.
The most common call PastorServe receives revolves around the challenge of balancing family and ministry. Here is the reality you must grasp if there is indeed deep life change: all of life is ministry, and your family is your primary ministry.
Pastors face a lot of cross pressures from week to week, especially when the stakes are high. Easter brings both high hopes and lofty expectations. Being able to lean on the cross and the resurrection gives us the strength to speak the truth of hope in Christ and leave the rest to Him.
Pastor friend: You and I have a life with real meaning—not emptiness or the feeling of being lost. Everyone wants to discover truth, meaning, and a deep sense of peace.
The victorious God of Easter morning can relate all too well to whatever anguish you might be suffering on your own Holy Thursday and Good Friday—as a pastor, the weight of your vocation, and the unknown trials of your congregation.
“The big problem is, we only trade conclusions with each other. We never share how the conclusions came about. We never get the backstory.”
It’s so important for pastors to ensure that they’re carving out time to nurture their relationships with those who matter most.
In pastoral ministry and in our Christian walk in general, we can easily ignore or lose sight of the reality of Spiritual warfare because it is an invisible battle.
A weekly dose of these five practices of gratitude, and you’ll be on your way to becoming a genuinely grateful pastor.
As Pastors, we have to be real honest about our struggles. We also need to help out others who are facing difficult struggles of their own.