Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
We’ve all been there.
You’re heading through the normal routine of the weekend life of a ministry leader: arrive early. Double-check your checklist. Turn on the lights. Fire up the sound system. Get some coffee brewing. Straighten up chairs pick up trash gather the teamtogethergiveinstructionsgetthemorningstartedrunrunruncollapse.
And in the middle of the ever-increasing rush to get it all done, serve your guests, and point people to Jesus, you feel the need to point out some other things.
Maybe it’s the volunteer who didn’t answer a guest’s question the way you think they should’ve. Perhaps it’s an announcement that wasn’t delivered with the punch you thought it could have had. It could be that the traffic flow didn’t really…well…flow.
And the temptation is to jump in right then and make it right. Have a conversation. Do some coaching. Or in extreme situations, make some heads roll.