Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Twilight Zone

I am in that weird place between staying and going. Trinity has eliminated my position as of next Annual Conference, so I will be leaving here but I don't know where I will be appointed next. I am getting used to the idea of leaving but it does make staff meetings interesting. We will be planning the calendar and I will be helping and it will hit me.....I won't be here then.

I have already started delegating and setting plans into motion so that my pastoral care responsibilities will not flounder after my departure. I know that is important but as I turn more of these jobs over to laity there is less and less for me to do. I don't want to set up new programs without knowing what the possible goals/ambitions of the next senior pastor might entail.

I should be relishing the fact that I have less to do but it is coming at a point when my doctoral studies are ending and I have finished all my paperwork for ordination. I go before the BOM for my interviews on February 9th. It makes me feel lazy not to have a crushing burden of duties clamoring for my attention.

1 comment:

The Thief/Rev. Run said...

You're right to not be setting up new programming without knowing the goals of the next senior pastor there. My advice would be keep on doing what you're doing in delegating and documenting. Most incoming leaders would love to have anything documented in writing about the expectations and experiences of the church. And spend time with those people you've come to love in the church. You won't regret that.