I just read a great post on Dan Kimball’s blog about stress among pastor’s. Here’s a great reminder that he included:
I try never to forget that every volunteer in the church has jobs every day that they commute to, have their own set of pressure and stresses, yet make the time to volunteer in the church in their free time. Volunteers are stuck in commuting traffic in the early morning after a late night out at the church. They don’t have the option to stay home a little longer in the morning after a big event or late night out at the church building, as a pastor can choose to do so.
It reminded me to be praying for my volunteer’s in our youth ministry and to say thank you to them this week when I see them. Josiah and Daniel (and everyone that helps out when we need food/drivers/a house/kitchen sinks) you are a great blessing to this ministry and to my life. Thanks for all you do and the time you spend investing in students’ lives.