Only Work Sundays | A Laidback Guide to Doing Less while Helping Your Church Thrive (Miller)
Advance Praise for Only Work Sundays
—Molly Baskette, author of How to Begin When Your World Is Ending and Real Good Church
—Kenneth L. Samuel, pastor of Victory for the World Church
—Davida Foy Crabtree, retired (mostly) United Church of Christ minister
Learning from Laziness
Laziness has a bad reputation. It conjures the image of a couch potato. It's treated as a character flaw.
Meanwhile, seminary is the perfect training ground for busyness: full course loads, looming deadlines, too-long-to-read assignments, practical internships, community involvement. Clergy are trained to be busy, bringing an "above and beyond" attitude to overworking in their ministries, anxious to be (and to be seen as) relevant.
Author and pastor Liz Miller offers the opportunity to break the anxious cycle of busyness by embracing the spiritual wisdom of laziness: the ability to self-regulate, to resist over-functioning, to choose sustainability.
Miller takes readers through the philosophy and practice of laidback ministry, including the benefits to both pastors and congregations.
About the Author
Liz Miller is a storyteller, quilter, weaver, middle-of-the-pack triathlete, and church pastor serving Edgewood United Church of Christ in East Lansing, Michigan. She hoards two days off each week to spend time with her wife, dog, and two cats.
Paperback: 160 pages