Josh Evans: 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Christmas Break

I love Christmas break, and I am looking forward to doing exactly that. Taking a break. Ministry is busy. Ministry is demanding. If we are not careful, our schedules fill up every single day, and we become burned out in ministry. Look, it is OK for you and I to take a break. So, here are a few ways to make the most of your Christmas break.

1) Sleep – I am stoked about sleeping! Now, in youth ministry, I am told by many: “You’re a youth pastor, you do not need sleep,” or “You’re young, you do not need sleep.” These are lies from the devil. OK, don’t call the person telling you these things the devil, but you get the point. We all need sleep regardless of the age or calling you are into. Take the time over Christmas to rest. Take a nap. Come back after the break RESTED.

2) Read – I am looking forward to reading. Recently, my book reading has been consumed with seminary reading, but I am looking forward to reading some books that I have wanted to read for some time. Also, spend some extra time in your personal quiet time with the Lord. I hope you regularly are doing this, but make some extra time with the person of Christmas as well.

3) Spend quality time with the family – I love family time. I am really close to my family as well as my in-laws. We play games together, shop together and try to see a movie over Christmas. Make time to see family over the holidays.

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Source: Church Leaders