Local church - square peg round hole?

by slowbutsure
(UK)

Hi all,

Through grace I have planted a church, renewed the church i'm in after a real fight. I have done seminars in 3rd world countries to train pastors. Along the way, got scarred and bruised and battle depression. I am now the settled pastor of the church that has gone through some renewal, although it still very much needs a steady hand at the helm, and much encouragement.

I've noticed that if there isn't a crisis, or a great challenge, I slowly die. I get bored. I do other things that distract me from ministry.

I love the church I am in, it is a privilege to serve them, although I am not doing a very good job. I find that nothing is ever finished, or completed - and that frustrates me. My love for Christ currently lacks luster.

I've started doing a distance MA in theology in the hope it will fire me back up. I'm aware that ministry is a marathon rather than a sprint. God willing, I've got 20 years of ministry ahead of me, but I'm not sure I can see the wood for the trees.

Any advice?

thanks.

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