May 29, 2016
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.
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.
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:
I have only three mission statements; Father/Grandfather, Pastor, Husband.
Stephanie Vozza, Personal Mission Statements of 5 Famous CEOs and Why You Should Write One Too - http://www.fastcompany.com/3026791/dialed/personal-mission-statements-of-5-famous-ceos-and-why-you-should-write-one-too
Dr. Steven Covey Article, The Community: Business Mission Statements - https://www.stephencovey.com/mission-statements.php
Dr. Jeff Iorg, How To Write Your Own Personal Mission Statement - http://www.lifeway.com/Article/How-to-Write-Your-Own-Personal-Mission-Statement