Ministry: grind or glamour

Topic / Leadership

Sometimes I forget that ministry is more “grind” than “glamour” Looking at youth ministry from the outside, it can be easy to think that it’s just playing games, hanging out with kids, and going on cool retreats — a grand ol’ time for everyone. Although these elements are fun, I’m learning more and more over the years that real ministry is not as glamourus as it seems. Real ministry is messy. It’s about getting into sticky areas of depraved lives and doing whatever’s necessary to encourage growth and maturity. When it requires confrontation, it is very difficult, akward, and stressful. This is not glamourus at all.

Posted on December 5, 2005

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