Finishing well in ministry really matters to me.
Especially since I now have more ministry years behind me than in front of me.
I want every day of my ministry life to matter. And I want to end it having brought honor to Christ, his church and my family.
This has become even more important as I have watched so many pastors leave the ministry under a cloud of suspicion or outright guilt, sometimes in what was already going to be their final years.
Too many times we’re seeing decades of great ministry irreparably tainted by credible accusations of moral indiscretion.
Wanting to finish well is not the main reason I’m determined to behave morally. It should never be for any of us.