I sat in a church service recently where my former youth pastor was honored for 30 years in ministry. That’s a long time to serve in ministry.
Statistics show 50% of pastors will quit ministry within the first 5 years. Only 1 in 10 will retire from ministry. So, let me give Pastor Rick South a huge shout out and congratulations for his years of faithfulness.
During this service, Pastor Dusty mentioned the state of Abundant Life Church in Wyoming, Michigan, the church Rick is currently pastoring. The church is going through an expansion. This means things are messy.
When you look at any rebuilding project, the process looks like destruction.
Everything is everywhere. Things are scattered about. Pieces are broken or in the wrong place.
An outsider looking in would see pure chaos. Pure destruction.