A Note from Aaron Babyar, Founder & CEO of Exago
Not long after starting full-time vocational ministry, God allowed my wife and I to start seeing many give their lives to Christ and experience true discipleship. We also began experiencing much stress and hardship that was difficult to explain - and even harder for others to relate too. We were surrounded by people, but also felt isolated with a burden of responsibility and leadership.
We were constantly pouring into others, but no one was pouring into us. It was both exciting and exhausting. Constant ministry was both a passion, and an accidental threat to our combined spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical health.
Meanwhile, the organization we served with had major problems that compounded the challenges. Like many ministry workers, we felt increasingly at odds with being very much in love with God, thankful to be serving him, yet facing problems we weren’t prepared to solve. Eventually we reached a crisis point.
If any of that sounds familiar to you, then rest assured that you aren’t alone. Many in full-time ministry find themselves struggling for balance. If not equipped properly, they tend to quit, burnout, give up, or somehow simply get out of the very ministry they felt called by God to do. That was nearly true of us, as we certainly considered walking away completely.
"Yet, by God’s grace, we survived that difficult season. Some special people stepped into our need, spoke truth in love, and guided us towards healthier ministry and life balance. There was more to it than that of course, but God also used that experience to birth in us a passion to equip other ministry workers like you to 'survive and thrive.'"
- Aaron Babyar
If you are reading this, you are probably a ministry worker. Do you have qualified people that you can trust, equipping YOU to survive and thrive in life and ministry? We pray that the answer is yes. However, perhaps Exago will have the opportunity to serve you through our involvement with training and/or coaching.
Aaron J. Babyar
Aaron J. Babyar