Tag: work life

  • You’ve Got to Want It

    Ministry isn’t family friendly. I know people in youth ministry from the “biggest and best churches” in America. And I know people in youth ministry in the tiniest churches in America. And both people have the same complaints and struggles– ministry life sucks for family life. My response to that? So what? Cope and deal. […]

  • Performance Reviews

    I need to make a confession about performance reviews. I’ve never given or received a useful one. Another confession. Since going into full-time ministry in 2002, I’ve never gotten a performance review. Ever. It’s not that I’ve never had a job which didn’t require them or didn’t promise that I’d get one. It’s that it’s […]

  • Reclaiming Weekends

    This weekend I am not checking my work e-mail. Ah, work. I love my job. Maybe I love it a bit too much? When I first started at YS I was pretty good about balance. I limited my availability. I worked from home at least one day per week. Weekends became sacred time again. And […]