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May 29, 2016

Does it hurt to pastor a church?

Sometimes ministry ... hurts. Low pay, long hours, and the people!  In Episode 2, An Interview with Pastor Gary Buchman, Gary shared some of the pain of church work.

One Medicine to Heal the Heartaches

To overcome the heartaches of ministry, it is essential that you know why and for what God called you. So you need to define your mission and create a statement that communicates it. Stephanie Vozza of FastCompany Magazine wrote, "Whether it's a daily mantra or a quote to return to when times get tough, having a personal mission statement brings focus and purpose to your life."  You need to have your own mission statement.

How Do You Do It?

Dr. Steven Covey wrote, "Write down your roles as you now see them. Are you satisfied with the mirror image of your life?" So write down your every role, every position you have. Then create a mission statement for each one.  However, you do not need a statement for every role.  Rather, examine each role and ask these three questions:

  1. Does this role really matter?
  2. How long will this role last?
  3. Is it a role that God speaks of in His Bible?

I have only three mission statements; Father/Grandfather, Pastor, Husband.

Books Mentioned

The Character of Leadership: Nine Qualities that Define Great Leaders by Dr. Jeff Iorg


Stephanie Vozza, Personal Mission Statements of 5 Famous CEOs and Why You Should Write One Too -

Dr. Steven Covey Article, The Community: Business Mission Statements -

Dr. Jeff Iorg, How To Write Your Own Personal Mission Statement -