Dual Pastor Dilemmas
It has been over 4 months since I have posted here. That is by far the longest I have ever gone without a post in the almost 15 years of Nailsars.com. Even in the times when I have “quit” and decided that I wouldn’t post anymore I have posted more often than this. The lack of posts hasn’t been because I am done with Nailscars.com. I still pay to keep this site open and still check the stats regularly. The lack of posts isn’t because I haven’t had any creative ideas, in fact I have a whole slew of things that I could post about, things that I am quite proud of, actually. The lack of posts may have something to do with Facebook and Twitter which let me post banal things and feel like my voice is out there. I would like to think that the lack of post was because wordpress was doing some weird over memory thing that wouldn’t let me post, but that would just be an excuse. I think, actually I know that the main reason that I haven’t posted is a lack of time. I am working right now as a youth and children’s pastor and I just haven’t had the time (and by time I mean mindshare time) to come back to Nailscars.com.
It has been a year since I stepped into this new role as youth and children’s pastor here. During that time I have been trying to get a handle on just how much time and effort I put into each place. I feel like when I focus on the children’s ministry I am neglecting the youth side, and when I focus on the youth side I feel like the children side is on its own.
This really isn’t an issue of time, although like most people finding time is never an easy thing to do. It really is more of an issue of budgeting my focus, mind, and energy. I can’t seem to find a way to put the mindshare into each of them as much as I would like.
As the year has progressed I have gotten a better handle on things. I now know where the ministries are and have a vision for where both of them are headed. I also know better who I can rely on to help out, what things need my attention, and what things I can delegate to others.
But I am still trying to find what I consider to be the perfect balance between the two in my mind.