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Challenges of ministry in the mid-life years

November 17, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Here is a summary of what I have so far–comments or additions

Challenges of ministry in our mid-life years?

  1. Energy
  2. Practical-Minded
  3. Idealism
  4. Limited influence
  5. Loneliness
  6. Financial concerns
  7. Pain
  8. Weaknesses
  9. Fear of failure
  10. Problem of Promotion
  11. Human development
  12. Longing for Roots
  13. Envy
  14. Doing versus Being
  15. Will of God
  16. Coasting
  17. Anger
  18. Unresolved conflicts
  19. Boredom
  20. Anxiety
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  1. Anonymous
    November 18, 2008 at 8:30 pm

    I few thoughts I would add:
    Defining success differently–new priorities;
    Health concerns–especially energy (already mentioned), sight and hearing;
    Ministering in a culture that is “cutting edge” when your edge becomes dull and the associated fears;
    Experience of losses;
    Deeper empathy for people’s sufferings and pains of life;
    Easier to “suck air” with the messiness of life and ministry–a greater appreciation of God’s grace in the lives of others;
    III John 4;

  2. November 19, 2008 at 6:14 am

    Thank you! I think the “deeper empathy” and “greater appreciation for God’s grace” rings true in my life. Will use these today.

  3. November 22, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Excellent content and style…keep up the good work!

  4. November 25, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    thanks for the encouragement!

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