A fascinating interview with Pastor Alan Wills who has spent decades in ministry starting a church from scratch, with no resources but faith. I asked about behind the scenes highs and lows. He shares some of what it took to grow into a thriving church that saw many miracles. He also gives insights into plateaus and disappointments and what he learned to do to overcome them and rise to the next level.
When faced with retirement, Alan knew in his spirit there was more. "The anointing is still there, you can still make an impact with it." This is an exhortation to pastors facing retirement, who may feel like they are being put out to pasture and ignored.
That is a wrong mindset.
Don't get bitter, ask the Lord what's next. If you are a pastor facing retirement, don't give up on your calling, you are not done. You are needed, lift and shift your vision. We still need you!