resting in god
As some of you may know, Glorious Undead will be taking a summer break returning September 7th. This is a planned event and something that we believe god has asked us to do.
So why are you taking a break?
“As leaders we are now on sabbatical until the end of August. Part of the ‘time off’ normal services is having the space to pray and ask God what He wants from us all as individuals and as a church and what our part is here.
GU leadership is comprised solely of volunteers who all hold full time jobs. Ministry is a stressful occupation and shouldn’t be taken lightly. As leaders, they understand that without taking the time to rest and pray into the future, they will do a bad job leading the church. As well as being a time of rest, the space provided also helps the leadership examine focus, evaluate and pray on what the next steps for GU will be.
Most importantly, they need space to make sure they are healthy and are not mentally, physically exhausted. Leaders in God’s church are required to take care of their home life as part of the job spec
Biblical basis for a sabbatical?
“Although there could be much to write about, although let it be said that the Sabbath is something that God requires for those that serve him, and is meant for the good of the people. Israel was required to take a whole year off to take a break every 7 years, and we still have Sundays off work now. Although many see lots of activity as holy, times of rest are well documented as a solemn and holy time.”
So what will happen over summer?
“Glorious Undead will be meeting over the summer – but in a more mobile and and ad hoc capacity.Although we will generally be skipping formal services, we are still a community, and we still care about each other.
This means that we will generally be meeting up for small groups and Sundays. At times we will be visiting other churches. Or perhaps we will be celebrating one thing or another with a picnic or a BBQ. Sometimes get together just to meet up and pray for each other.”
What do I need to do?
“Keep an eye on Facebook or your email. We will be meeting, but it takes some initiative on everyone’s part to keep in contact. As friends we need to keep in contact with each other. In addition, if you have any ideas of plans for the summer feel free!”
This is an exciting time in GU and we can’t wait to see what God has planned!