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Navigating the journey to full-time ministry is often filled with uncertainty. How does one discern a call to ministry? How do we balance ministry, family, and self? In this podcast episode, our hosts explore these critical questions with guest Mike Fabarez, founder of Compass Bible Church. Mike candidly shares his insights on the journey of discernment, emphasizing the essential need for coaching and reaffirming the sacredness of all work that glorifies God.
In the course of their dialogue, the guys delve into the challenges and pitfalls of church leadership, underlining the necessity of humility, self-discipline, and spiritual fitness. From discussing the art of balancing ministry with family responsibilities to the importance of prayer and accountability, Mike provides a comprehensive overview of life in this vital role, encouraging listeners to keep their hearts directed towards Christ, even while navigating the complexities of leadership.
They then delve into an often overlooked topic: envy. Mike unveils his new book, Envy: A Big Problem You Didn't Know You Had and explains how this hidden sin can lead to resentment. He encourages meaningful conversations about spiritual struggles and the importance of identifying and overcoming envy.
This episode serves as a reminder of the complexities of leadership and the need to keep our hearts directed towards Christ. As Mike Fabarez puts it, the essence of Christian life is about being fully engaged and fully present in all aspects of church life, be it congregation life, small group life, or serving the church. It is about fully participating in the purpose of our lives and finding our place in ministry.
Whether you are discerning a call to full-time ministry, navigating the challenges of leadership, or seeking to understand and overcome envy, this podcast episode provides a wealth of wisdom and insights.
This episode was recorded at NRB 2023 International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.
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