What do pastors do? Well, on this Tuesday I:
Met with the Nominations Committee to staff all committees.
Wrote worship for two services.
Spoke with a parishioner about a pastoral care concern.
Interviewed an incoming intern and discerned with him how to match his gifts with the needs of the church.
Dropped in on a birthday party for one of our small group leaders.
Fine-tuned a job description for a full-time Spiritual Formation Director. Planned for how and where to post said position.
Answered tons of emails and questions.
Recruited some children’s sermon providers.
Ran a staff meeting; more birthday cake for a staff birthday (hard work, someone has to do it!).
Had a meeting with a parent about baptism.
Wrote articles for the newsletter.
Prepped for a Bible study class on Isaiah.
Made hospital calls.
I think that is it.
Part of what makes the vocation of ministry so fulfilling for me is the jumble of gifts that get tapped and adventures that get entered into.
A day in the life is never dull.