Leading people is never easy. The leader meets demands, resolves conflicts, maintains overall vision, manages a staff, and guides an entire congregation of people to unity. All of that adds up to a few stressful days (seasons) and many sleepless nights. Most of the time, the leader feels inadequate to accomplish the task God has assigned. Ahhh, but that’s the beauty of God’s way of doing things, isn’t it? His strength is displayed in our weakness.
For those of us who are married and serve in ministry leadership, the challenges often rise to a whole new level. We bring our work home with us – the burden of counseling others through infidelity, holding the hands of those with illness, strategizing new programs for the church, bouncing staffing ideas off of our spouse – we talk about all of it. All. The. Time.
If we aren’t careful, doing good work (the best work there is, as a matter of fact) can actually consume us and our marriage. In very subtle ways, we can allow our passion for ministry overshadow our passion for our spouse. Oh, we would never say we love our work more than our spouse, but sometimes our actions tell a different story.
My husband and I are partners in every sense of the word. In ministry and in our home. We believe you and your spouse should be as well. This Wednesday, July 31st at 3PM, we will be talking very practically about how you and your spouse can be and stay partners in both ministry and marriage during an online Whiteboard Session hosted by the Launch Network. We’ll share key insights, stories, and practical steps to protect your marriage in the midst of leading a growing church.
Click the links above for all the details and join Shawn and me online Wednesday at 3pm. Your ministry and marriage will be better for it!