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.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Pastor's Forum.

Recent Articles

  1. Bivocational Pastor Struggle

    Oct 30, 16 03:20 PM

    Hi, I've been pastoring a small church for about 10 years now and my wife leads praise and worship. Well since the church is small we are not getting any

    Read More

  2. Lost and Confused

    Oct 07, 16 06:12 PM

    I have been on a spiritual journey for 10 years. I almost hate to even talk about spiritual burnout with so few years in the ministry. I've been at two

    Read More

  3. Jealous Wife!

    Sep 27, 16 08:59 AM

    Help, I just started a new youth pastor position about 4 months ago and my wife has been very insecure. She acts jealous over, just about every female

    Read More