A tale of two birds

I have always been something of an aircraft nut. I attended an aeronautics high school and nearly went for my pilot’s license before I eventually went into pastoral work instead. With that aviation background, I do even today still enjoy keeping abreast of the latest aviation news and I especially enjoy seeing some of the […]

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Sharing the load.

Here’s an important question when we are looking at issues of burnout and exhaustion: why do we overload ourselves?

I believe it is because of a combination of the following:

We overestimate ourselves
We ache to look like a pro, like we can handle anything because we breathe an atmosphere that idolises performance and effectiveness.

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How nervous are you about your visit?

I wonder if we had a ‘how nervous are you about your visit?’ form in our info pac that people receive when they come thru the door at church? Would people fill it out? Would they fill it out honestly or tell us what they think we want to hear? Would it be more than just visitors, but also some regulars that would surprise us by filling it out?

I guess this is the main question; if every visitor did fill one out, what would be the average score?

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Free Parking

So I am of course no longer engaged in youth ministry. However, a few may not be aware that I do still wear the hat of volunteer youth worker at a local primary school. I find this invaluable as it is such a breath of fresh air from the Christian fishbowl that ministry can become. […]

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