Greg King

Five Stones

People Fatigue

I was telling my wife the other night how much I love ministry but how people fatigued I am right now.  Without a doubt the fatigue has come because of some of the changes that we have implemented in the student ministry and at our church as a whole. Obviously people do not like change but let’s be brutally honest change is a part of life especially if you want to see growth occur in the church and especially in one’s life. Look at some of the staggering stats below and you’ll see that I’m not the only Pastor feeling a little fatigued right now.

  • Eighty percent of pastors and eighty-four percent of their spouses feel unqualified and discouraged in their role as pastors.
  • Fifty percent of pastors are so discouraged that they would leave the ministry if they could, but have no other way of making a living.
  • Seventy percent of pastors constantly fight depression.
  • Eighty percent of pastors’ spouses feel their spouse is overworked.
  • Eighty percent of pastors’ spouses wish their spouse would choose another profession.
  • The majority of pastors’ wives surveyed said that the most destructive event that has occurred in their marriage and family was the day they entered the ministry.
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    September 26, 2007 Posted by | Church Life, Leadership, Personal | Leave a comment

    Save the Cheerleader, Save the World

    Once again I am late to get on the wagon but I am loving  the new show Heroes . I rented season one and on DVD and  I’m trying to get completely caught up before season 2 begins in late Sept. So far my favorite character  is Hiro Nakamura who is able to stop time by sheer will power.  I think this has a chance to become my new favorite show.

    Some people are born to be extraordinary.

    September 10, 2007 Posted by | TV Shows | 1 Comment

    Steve Fee Coming to Carmel

    We just got some great news …. Steve Fee will be coming to lead worship for our students on Oct. 17th. We were able to piggy back off of Charlotte One bringing Steve in the night before and the deal was just too great to pass up. If you know me I am always hesitant about bringing in Christian Artist but everything I have come across tells me that Steve Fee is the real deal.  Without a doubt he is my favorite new artist. His latest CD Burn For You has so many great songs. It is always tops on my ipod play-list. Our plans are to offer a free concert for our students and then focus on inviting smaller churches to bring in their student groups. Carmel Baptist is now in a place where we can take the next step in being a support to the many quality smaller churches in our area. I think we may do an offering that night to go to Won by One to Jamaica . This money would help meet the needs in Jamaica that were caused by the latest rounds of Hurricanes. Please let me know of some smaller churches in our area that would benefit from bringing their student group to this event.

    September 8, 2007 Posted by | Church Life, Student Ministry | Leave a comment

    Love the Gap

    Our family just got back in from doing a speaking event at Windy Gap for our church school. Going to windy Gap for this event is one of the best trips our family gets to do in ministry. I love it that in this environment I can give my children more freedom than they are allowed to have back home. In fact, Windy Gap has to be one of my personal favorite spots. This past thursday night 10 students gave their lives to the Lord…did I say how much I love Windy Gap.

    September 8, 2007 Posted by | Student Ministry | 1 Comment