Tell us your best, ministry horror story?
My stories probably differ from your other interviews, but I remember this one time, earlier in my career, where I had to fire someone. It was one of the worst experiences of my life up to that point. I was stressed out, I couldn’t eat all day. It really affected me. I should also mention that it all went down on my 30th birthday. Nice, right? And because of the nature of the termination, I wasn’t allowed to talk about it with anyone. Even when my wife called to check on me during the day, I was upset but couldn’t talk about it. Luckily, we had not made any big plans for my birthday which was great because all I wanted to do was go home and have a nice dinner and process the whole thing alone…. and then … when I got home, I found out that my wife threw me a surprise 30th birthday party which was …memorable … I had to muster up a cheerful attitude because, you know, legally, I couldn’t talk about what had happened earlier that day.