I have an 'In Service Training' from today until Friday. Fortunately it is in Cape Town so I get to sleep at home. Today started at 5am as I left to go and fetch some of the people from the Grahamstown District at the bus terminus. Now we are killing time until the IST starts at 11am.
I have mixed thoughts about IST's. The fellowship and mutual support is definitely good. I am not sure if we really need the 'academic' component after spending years at seminary - and it is really hard to do assignments, that have uncertain value of themselves, while working in circuit.
So I take this time as break from routine and enjoy being with people who are going through probation with me.