MINISTRY IS HARD
Hundreds of God called people leave pastoral ministry every month. Many factors contribute to this tragic reality. Underneath, however, is a central truth: ministry is hard. Jesus said it would be so. And He provided a model to guide His followers as they serve Him.
finishperiod.com explores and communicates the biblical disciplines of going the distance in ministry. Through daily article postings and use of outside resources, finishperiod.com will provide analysis of the twenty-first century ministry landscape, assistance in understanding and articulating personal ministry calling, discovery of biblical foundations for congregational service, and the personal character necessary for long-term ministry service.
There's a another angle on the finishperiod.com agenda. The dynamics of finishing aren't the sole proprietorship of Christian ministry. They also apply to every life situation----relationships, marriage, careers, education, and all of the other meaningful commitments that define life. So, the biblical foundations of finishperiod.com for ministry will also strengthen longevity in every human arena.
In a world of short term commitments, learning the biblical disciplines of finishing is essential to our own personal service, and the mission assigned to us by Jesus. Here's a prayer that this new ministry direction will perhaps encourage someone to envision and strive for the finish line in every dimension of personal endevor.
Here's the deal
Frustrated? Discouraged? Ready to step away?
finishperiod is ready to assist you. How? Here it is :
finishperiod will guide you in the following exercises ...
Sonny Holmes is passionate about ministry and those called to serve. His pastoral experience has been in highly transitional contexts requiring strong leadership, change readiness, and mission clarification. He is equipped in personal strength assessment, staff leadership, and the disciplines to assure going the distance in ministry. He is available for personal consultation, individual and staff coaching, and work with local congregations desiring stronger connection to mission environments.
Contact Sonny Holmes
843 607 1903
What I'm reading...
STICKING POINTS | Haydn Shaw
How to get four generations working together in the twelve places they come apart. An up-to-date review of
four generations in the work place.
GENERATION AGELESS | J. Walker Smith and Ann Clurman
How Baby Boomers are Changing the
Way We Live Today...and They're Just Getting Started.
Assess and debrief your personal strengths
Calibrate five definitive steps to the finish line
Clarify and articulate your personal calling
Understand five promises for the finish line
Pinpoint life, ministry, and passion foundations
Visualize and anticipte the finish line
Evaluate and review essentials of leadership
Identify staff strength dynamics and mission
The deal is there is no cost for providing this service to pastors, church staff members, or those serving in denominational roles. Recovery of travel, materials, and other expenses is expected.