If you’ve been called, ordained, asked to serve in a ministry or even an organisation, if you serve as a leader in the slightest or greatest of capacities in the church or anywhere else, this post by Lukesticks Alejo is right for you. Although it is addressed to the Church-Unit Director, I said “service in a church or anywhere else” because these are principles that work for as many who apply them. I hope church directors learn and truly practice these.
Do you feel tired after months and years of leading your unit? Do you feel like you’re used up? Do you feel like you need a break? A leave? Or even want to leave your unit because of the workload??
Wait!! Did you realize I said months or years?? This time is usually enough to pull someone along in your leadership. You have the post, the title of the leader, but your duty aside from organizing your unit for ministrations is bringing up a leading force(at least one person; not necessarily your “assistant”) that you can fall on.
I mean “fall” as in sit down and do nothing but watch them lead in your absence(or even presence). This way, you don’t feel like the work is on you alone, you don’t feel like running away; this is your break. You can sit and listen to the pastor preach without thinking halfway through the sermon, “is sister “A” around because she’s taking the next worship session.”
I can’t overemphasize the importance of listening to the word with a calm mind for the reason of actually learning; otherwise, you’d get all “churched out.” Church would become solely the time you bring your unit to minister, and that’s all that would occupy your mind all through service as opposed to coming to worship and having a fellowship with God and His people.
Please, I beg you, DO NOT be deceived by most people’s assumptions that you are already well grounded in Christ because after all “you’re the leader. Before you became the leader, they must have known that you’re a ‘spiri-koko.’ Because of this assumption, no one will have a problem with you not concentrating in the church. It’s the devil’s deceit. It’s his plan oo. Don’t fall!!.. he makes people serve in the church and still know NOTHING.! Such people end up doing the work of God and not knowing the God of the work.
So after that church anniversary or great worship evening when you’re tired and worn out, give your assigned leader time to lead while you relax. Your unit keeps working while you get time to recuperate. This way, you gain another stronger leader. What’s wrong with picking a few people to represent your unit (with their own leader) at a sister church’s event? Drop the luggage!!. Don’t believe you’re the only one who can get the assignment done.
Let’s not blame the church admin for everything that we feel. We can work things out ourselves too with the help of the Holy Spirit.
*Spiri-koko: A term referring to someone who is truly and noticeable zealous for the LORD.