She sits in her church office, staring at her business card: Associate Pastor of Women's Ministries. The M.Div. she worked so hard for somehow feels tarnished. She's having trouble balancing her Mommy title with the idea of ministry. Although her degree involved study and perseverance over nine years, and motherhood blossomed in only nine months, she finds herself more connected to her child than to the ministry.
How can she find a workable balance between full-time motherhood and part-time ministry? Can she use her gifts of leadership to lead her children? Will she have to struggle with guilt until her daughter is 18? Who really comes first, God or family?
Table of Contents
SCRIPTURE: Exodus 18:13–27; Ecclesiastes 3:1–8; Titus 2:1–8; 2 Peter 1:3–8
• Identify the Current Issue
• Discover the Eternal Principles
—Teaching point one: Determine your "who" versus your "do."
—Teaching point two: Involve the kids.
—Teaching point three: Balance the expectations.
—Teaching point four: Live in the season.
• Apply Your Findings
• Recommended Resources
ARTICLE FROM CHRISTIANITY TODAY
• "Leading Our Children" by Sally Morgenthaler
(March 2, 2007, for GiftedforLeadership.com)
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