In our MCM Pastor’s Meeting today we discussed such a valuable topic in ministry: how to be healthy and survive in ministry for the long hall. Here are a few thoughts that were shared:
- Be careful not to over-analyze criticism. If left on it’s own, this can develop into paranoia.
- Don’t be too happy when people come, and don’t be too sad when people leave.
- Spend valuable time with God that is completely unrelated to ministry. Just spend time to hear from God for you, not just for your ministry.
- Be intentional about managing your time and schedule. Take breaks and realize you’re not a machine.
Nick, Really good blog. What you wrote some very valuable and real life comments aboout longevity in Ministry. I have experienced what you said.
Thanks Nick for taking the time to list those tips for tips to keep us in the game for the long haul. I needed that.