I see you working hard to serve your congregations and innovate new, creative ways to solve the problems we are facing as a church body. (And whew, aren’t we facing more problems than ever??) You work hard to create more solutions, more touchpoints during the week, and more virtual experiences to meet the needs of your parishioners.
Are you staying up late and getting up early
You’re probably juggling remote work because you have always been bi-vocational as a minister – and maybe you’re even a homeschool parent all of a sudden. Then, when your congregation or church family needs you the most to show up after 7 months of the pandemic, you freeze. HOW do I talk about the sadness of this moment? How do I lead believers when I am not sure I believe anymore? How do I know if God hears me when I cry out? How do I know if God is there when I can’t even see God reflected in the faces of the people I serve because of social distance?
Find Your Inspiration
This amazing, wonderfully fearsome season we are in feels like a burden because we can’t gather as people of faith. You don’t know what to say so that it sounds genuine and authentic, much less what do you say that would INSPIRE you to believe let alone others who look to you to believe. The problem is… you’re showing up to preach online (sometimes even every day!), but you’re STILL not feeling the spirit … the “feeling of church” alludes you online even with a live praise team.
During my upcoming discussions, we will discuss new ways to find inspiration.