tough decision

by Dave
(Indiana)

I have a ministry offer but it would require us moving and leaving our current ministry. I feel like my wife doesn't trust me to make the right decision. But the new ministry offer would open some new opportunities for me to explore my spiritual gifts and passions. What do I do? Should I stay put?

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New Ministry?
by: Si

It would be helpful to know a few details - what ministry are you in? When would the new post commence? These are important factors to consider when discerning what to do. Listening to your wife is also wise, since she is going to be with you for the rest of your ministries this side of eternity - having her backing and support (not necessarily total agreement all the time though) is going to be fundamental to any ministry you are involved with.

If you are a pastor and the new post is due to commence at the end of your church year, then you might need to tie up a few things (like appoint someone to continue your role). Have you discussed it with your eldership or equivalent? They might be able to give you some advice and pray with you. However, if the new post requires you to start mid-way through your calendar, then you might want to re-consider - it would be good to leave your ministry knowing you did the best you could and left it in safe/able hands, rather than rushing through a new recruit or unnecessarily breaking ties with your church members.

God will have placed the passions and gifting in your heart for a reason, but not necessarily for this present time (it has taken me a long time
to realise this myself, and be patient for it.)

Hope this helps.

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