Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013

It’s no secret that 2012 was a bit of a roller coaster for me.  The year started off with a great deal of promise, but there were a lot of unexpected setbacks.  Thankfully, God was there to help me to bounce back each time.  Now that 2013 is here, I am going to outline my ideas for this blog.  The circumstances behind its establishment last year led to a bit of a haphazard implementation that goes against just about everything I stand for.  I figured I am better off setting some objectives for myself now instead of continuing to scramble as I have been.

1. Ministerial Life is designed to explore aspects of ministry that typically go undiscussed.  People tend not to know what is going on in a minister’s life outside of church and Bible study.  Truth be told, people tend not to know what is going on in a minister’s head during church and Bible study.  I figured I could share my life in this forum to help show that ministers are indeed regular people who are called by God and occasionally, some of my friends do the same.

2. Ministerial Life is not limited to this blog.  Some messages are easier spread through music.  I started alluding to a mixtape in a few posts last year.  This is true.  Hopefully, it will be out at some point this year.  I even have the ASCAP membership to prove it.  In the mean time, I already have some things lined up regarding concerts and music videos.

3. Ministerial Life will also start releasing videos on Youtube a few times per year.  Some of these videos will be humorous takes at church life.  Some will be music videos accompanying the mixtape or showing scenes from recent Ministerial Life events.  Others will deal with more serious issues that go undiscussed like the perception of mental illness among African American Christians.

4. At Ministerial Life, we love to travel.  This year, we will be coming to a city near you.  More details will be revealed later.

For now, I would just like to take the time out to thank the many people who were foul to me last year.  I wrote in detail about most of them last year, so I have no desire to rehash.  Still, without your discouragement and the obstacles that you placed in my way, I wouldn’t be who I am right now.

Also, I would like to thank my many supporters.  You all know who you are.  Thanks for listening to me vent and for accepting me just as I am.  I know I have a tendency to be a bit gloomy, morose, and generally awkward, but you all have been there for me anyway.  I promise that I’ll do a better job of taking care of myself and doing things that I actually enjoy.  I’ll also be sure to write here a bit more consistently, but probably not daily.  After all, I still have other responsibilities.

Stay tuned.  2013 is going to be a big year.

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About Spencer

Spencer T. Clayton is a typical millennial who believed his mother when she told him that he was capable of accomplishing great things (and as a result has amassed a large amount of student loan debt). When he isn’t blogging, he is either out with friends, writing and performing music, or busy working as an Executive Pastor and Consultant while simultaneously pursuing a PhD in Public Affairs.

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