When I first became a pastor, I dreaded Board day. I knew it was coming each month. As we got closer to it, I began to fret, even though I knew it was necessary.
I have heard some women talk about their menstrual cycle: It is coming whether you want it or not, and you wish it didn’t–but then, if it doesn’t there is trouble.
As I grow in pastoring, I have come to appreciate the gifts and commitment of Board members. God has called us to be colleagues in serving and leading a great enterprise.
I love my church, the church I serve and lead as pastor. And I love those who join me in service and leadership.
Pastors often describe our work as “herding cats.” It is good to have help when herding cats. That’s what Boards do: they take turns with the herding, and help make things work better.
Thank you, Board members: past, present, and future.