If you work in ministry, you are familiar with staff changes. From parishioners to volunteers to coworkers and the clergy, people often come and go in the parish. From his years of experience in youth ministry, Allen shares two things that kept him grounded when staff changes threatened to throw him off balance.
- It’s God ministry, we are merely stewards of it. When people leave, the ministry remains. There will always be people who need us to reach out and provide an opportunity to grow their relationship with Christ and the Church.
- Working with new people provides an opportunity to cast vision. Don’t look at it like another person you have to train or get caught-up, look at it like another person with whom you get to share your vision.
Snippet from the Show
People come and go in Church ministry, but the parish remains and the ministry remains. So it’s God’s ministry, we are simply stewards during this time. Our job is to continue to pray and discern what God’s will is with that ministry while we’re stewards of it.
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