I'm impressed, I really am. I've friends who have given their 101% to serve wholeheartedly in mentoring the music ministry while holding on to their full time jobs to pay the bills. Others have given up their holidays to help out youth ministry, or taken huge pay cuts in well paying jobs to serve in church.
Contrary to thought (and bad publicity), pastors don't always make obscene sums of money. And pastoring isn't always an easy job. It can be discouraging and pressurizing,
It's difficult enough to take on the role as a full-time pastor in a church (salaried or not), and another completely different story to step back into reality with no job waiting for you, plus a family of 5 to support. That, my friends, is pure faith.
I've posted quite a bit today. Thanks to these posts, I've questioned myself, been encouraged, and inspired. What a great journey!