It is frustrating to see so many people in ministry exhausted and feeling beat up! It’s not okay! When a tire on a car is out of alignment, it is going to wear down faster and eventually blow out. So will we.
So, how do you get back in alignment? You need a coaching partner to walk alongside you, to hold a mirror up to you, to give you the space to hear the Holy Spirit, to be reminded of your accomplishments, to give you permission to work out of your giftedness, to be aligned with your values and feel inspired in your work and life! Doesn’t that sound lovely?
Here at Clergy Life Coaching, we are passionate about walking alongside people in ministry who want to get reconnected to their call to ministry and to God. They want to build their confidence by working out of their gifted in and passionate zone. They want to work in alignment with their values, regaining their precious energy not only for their ministry but for their family and friends and for themselves.
We have had a lot of clients come to us because they were feeling disconnected from God, unsure about their call to ministry, not sure if they were even in the right call. They were doing so many things in ministry that were time consuming, not within their area of giftedness, not even necessarily ministry related. Their confidence and energy were low. They were exhausted. And what do you do when you’re exhausted? More! It feels easier to do it yourself than to take the energy to ask for or train someone else to do it. This was the gerbil wheel they were running on and they wanted off!
These clients wanted a deeper connection to God. They wanted more balance between their ministry and their life. I had one client say to me, when asked why they were interested in Clergy Life Coaching, she said, “I’m clergy, but I think I should also have a life!” These clients wanted to do more ministry in the areas they were gifted in and less of the tasks that drained them. They wanted to build up their confidence again, regaining energy and passion for ministry and for life!