Flip The Switch

Posted: August 31, 2007 in Church Leadership

We have been telling people at Oak Leaf that it’s important to be off on your days off. In ministry, of all professions, it’s difficult to turn it off. However, it’s one of the most important things you can do. Knowing when to flip the switch and truly be off. Don’t answer your phone, read and send e-mails, and do your best to turn your brain off.

The hard one for me is the turning off my brain. My wife can hide my laptop, my boy can get me to play, and I don’t really enjoy checking e-mail (they are all people sending me their resume). It’s hard for me not to think of all that God is doing at Oak Leaf and to ponder how to keep it going.

If you are in ministry shut it down on Fridays or Saturdays and pay attention to your wife and kids. If you are a hardcore volunteer don’t bite off more then you can chew…you won’t be able to do the honey do list. The one thing the world doesn’t need anymore of is Pastor’s kids that flip out when they leave home and embarrass their parents and churches. All because their dad or mom didn’t pay attention to them as much as a couple hundred other people at the church.

Just a thought.

  1. Jason Curlee says:

    I agree so much with you Anthony…it is hard especially the mental. Sunday is game day and not shut it all down is so hard…I know so many pastors that spend their Saturday’s, which usually are the only full day their families get, working.

    This is a tough one.

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