The last three years have been, to say the least, busy. Working full time as an IT Consultant as well as preaching every Sunday in church has finally proven to be too much. Something had to go.
And it has. As of last weekend I am no longer working as part time pastor. I’ve also cancelled all forthcoming preaching engagements. It will take some time for me to fully recharge my batteries, but I’m sure this process will begin soon.
Lessons learned? The job of Pastor is a full time one. It requires much more than a few hours on a Sunday. Both Pastor and flock deserve time: time to meditate on God’s Word, pray, plan and visit are all required by a Pastor; time to listen and visit are needed of the Pastor by the flock.
We need to value our spiritual leaders and do all we can to nurture them, because in so doing we nurture ourselves.