Ministry= an art, not a science
Mihaly Csikszentmihaly said that:
- When someone has skills or talents that are overkill for what is being asked of them, they get bored.
- When what is being asked of them is not achievable through the use of their skills and talents, they get anxious.
Pastors suffer from both conditions.
Those who have been called to serve in the particular role of pastor are a unique breed of cat (Aren’t we all? But go with me here…). We say that these are the people who have been identified as being especially gifted at nurturing and educating us into the larger narrative that God is writing in history. This is a powerful and awesome reality, and, out of the full Body of Christ, we have asked particular ones of us to devote their lives to helping us see it.
This is what most pastors have signed up for. Willingly. Excitedly. Pastors are…
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