Thursday, May 28, 2009
Learning a hard lesson from an unbalanced life
This is written to Youth Ministers but it applies to all in Ministry, especially full timers.
by Dale Tadlock
Hello…my name is (your name here). I'm a youth pastor, and I'm unbalanced.
In ministry, unbalanced lives tend to be the norm more than the exception. It seems that ministry has a way of subtly drawing us into a life that, in the end, is more hurtful to us and to others than many of us would like to admit. Youth ministers might even be more susceptible to unbalanced lives than many other occupations in the church.
A few years ago I found myself trying to minister in an unbalanced church, led by unbalanced leaders who demanded daily I rearrange my life from balance to unbalance. I knew I was not happy. Constantly it seemed I was being asked to stretch my family and I further and further.
The whole article is here.
Posted by The Tiger at 11:32 AM