Sunday July 18th we were ministering at West Salem Baptist Church in West Salem. Rick Sella is the pastor of this local church ministry and he was taking a vacation from the work.
Carole provided piano accompanyment for the services and sang in a duet with a lady from the church. I presented our DVD sharing the continuing work of the WFBC during Sunday School as well as presenting a lesson on Biblical Leadership. Also I preached for both the morning and evening services. We enjoyed a great time of ministry and fellowship for the day at West Salem.
Having pastored for many years, I believe it is important for a pastor to periodically take a break from their ministry. It provides a time of reflection, analysis and possibly even concentrated study. The stress of ministry is well known by every pastor and taking a break allows a opportunity to divest oneself for a few day of that pressure. Then he can return refreshed and revitalized for further ministry. Pray for your pastor!