The writer of Hebrews 12 compares our ministry to running a race. The distinction as to the type of race we are running is usually contrasted between a sprint and a marathon. However, a careful observation actually reveals that it’s a relay race. The objective of this race is to hand off the baton to the next generation. It is imperative for future generations that the handoff isn’t missed and intentional focus is created to pass on healthy ministries to those who come behind us.