#73: Quit Working Late

#73: Quit Working Late

June 1, 2016 by

That's How We've Always Done It: Is Your Church Ready to Quit? 166 Ways to Be a QuitterEvery Thursday Bob Goff quits something. We wrote a book about it: Is Your Church Ready to Quit? 166 Ways to Be a Quitter. You can get a free preview, buy it now or enjoy this sample:

#73: Quit working late.

Long hours at work lead to a long list of regrets. Set some personal boundaries and enforce them. That work you think is so urgent really isn’t.

Remember: God doesn’t love you because you work endless hours at a church. He loves you because he created you. Anything else is asking to get burned.

You can get more straight-up honesty like that when you buy the whole book: Is Your Church Ready to Quit? 166 Ways to Be a Quitter.

“Remember: God doesn’t love you because you work endless hours at a church.”

Take Care of Yourself

This is a big one. It’s so easy to think of ministry as the grand calling, demanding of sacrifice. And we are doing holy work. Church communication is ministry.

But no one should be working themselves to death. This is a high-stress job, with constant demands and eternal consequences. You have to pace yourself. We’ve got a lot to say about avoiding burnout and taking care of yourself. Don’t just nod and agree. Do it.

Start simple: quit working late. Resist the temptation to check your email on Saturday. Go home in the evening. God rested, so should you.

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Kevin D. Hendricks


When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998 and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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