03 | How can you be both an excellent youth worker and excellent spouse

Welcome to the Thursday Morning Debrief with Ben and Ryan.  

This is a podcast where we seek to leverage our friendship to maintain a soft heart towards Jesus and towards our ministry.

How do you balance your professional and personal life?  Can you be excellent at both?

The sinking feeling when your life is out of wack:

The amount of work it takes to do ministry well is crazy:

The natural timeline of the youth worker:

A redefinition of being the best

  • How do you define what being excellent means?

  • How would your supervisor?

Must manage your schedule

It is your family relationships that will determine your future health in ministry, so invest there

  • Turn off Technology

  • Realize you are not that important

  • Create experiences that will knit  your spouse’s heart closer to Jesus and to you.

At the end of the day we must submit our career ambitions to unite with our spouse:

In this weeks episode: How do you balance your professional and personal life?

This weeks musical selection, Relentless, by Hillsong was chosen by Ryan.  Coming off of winter camp, Ryan has been encouraged by these guys and their good ‘ol fashioned millennial worship.

Blessing for the Youth Worker

May you child of God, called to be a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ, called to be the caretaker of not only the heart, but of the soul of your family, may you continue to be humble, gentle, and receptive to the Holy Spirit to keep that pendulum right where it needs to be.  And may we all experience God’s grace when we crash and burn.  And may everything we do be for the glory of Jesus Christ.  

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