Today, I had the opportunity of facilitating and executing my very first “Yearly Sermon Series Planning Meeting.” This was a meeting in which I, along with my Executive Pastor and a couple of other leaders in our church, thought through and planned out all of the topics and subjects we will be preaching through December of 2014!
And though having a pretty good idea of what I am going to be preaching about throughout the next year brings me a certain amount of clarity and comfort, after completing the meeting, it dawned on me that I will preach on, approximately, 57 of the next 67 Sundays! That’s crazy!
And then after the thought of how crazy that is crossed my mind, several other thoughts began to race through my head:
Am I adequately qualified to preach about all of these subjects?
Will the church get tired of hearing me week after week after week?
Will I have the ability to make Jesus the hero in every message I preach?
How well will I juggle leading the day to day operations and weekly sermon prep?
Before me lies a responsibility and challenge that I have yet to face in my lifetime, but my peace and confidence rests in the truth that “my God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”