Marathoning And Sprinting

Sometimes ministry is like running a marathon.

Slow, plodding, relentless. These are the weeks in which a pastor can devote time to relationship building and long term planning.

Last week was a marathon week for me.

But then there are other times in which ministry is much more like a sprint. Breathless, frenetic, and heavy on deadlines.

This week has been a sprinter week, not only for me, but for all of us on staff.

There’s been a confluence of death, funerals, illness and surgery that makes a number of us just a little bit frantic.

In a sprinter week, it’s nice to be part of a good team. And nice to remember that at some point in the future another marathon week is coming.