10.14.2008

Opportunity Knocks

This Sunday is Consecration Sunday. The Stewardship gang will be leading every aspect of worship. I have volunteers that will run Sunday School. Everything will go off without a hitch without me. So, my colleague pops the question to me this morning, do I want to take Sunday off?

I opted to sleep on it but how many times is the Associate Pastor going to be given the opportunity to sleep in on a Sunday because she does her job that well? Am I missing something here? What do you think?

5 comments:

Songbird said...

Huh. It's too bad an offer like that feels like a minefield, isn't it?

Teri said...

it is a little complicated, isn't it? i mean--take the day off and risk making your leadership teams feel unsupported or unappreciated. work as usual and risk being seen as take-over-y or burning your candle at both ends. take the day off and risk your HoS going all controlly on you. work and risk you being the controlly one. oh my. I envy you not. but I hope you'll tell us what you decide and what you decide to do if you DO take the day off! and also how that goes afterward. hmmmm..

(yes, I did just do all my thinking out loud on your blog without giving any conclusions at all. I know you love that. :-) )

Elaine said...

GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It would be a sign of great health to respond with gratitude to a colleague's graciousness. And to assume that is what it is--graciousness. It is also an indication of deep trust in the lay people you work with. It's a "be the change you want" moment...that is how the church SHOULD be. And can be.

Pastor Peters said...

Musicman told me yesterday that this is one of those things I shouldn't overthink. I think there might be wisdom in that, ahem, Teri. I'm not decided yet but leaning toward Elaine's wisdom. I think it actually does say something positive about leadership.

Kilter said...

No brainer -- take the day off. Otherwise they'll consider you a snarlfuss.