Every ministry season is an adventure and it surely never gets boring. There is always something new to plan, prepare, work on, and expend our lives for.
My adventure began when my husband started his ministry as the Jr High Pastor. This allowed me to serve along side him in a variety of ways. Looking back, I am thankful for those first discipleship opportunities, and perhaps most of all, for my initial teaching experience. The Jr High audience is very forgiving, and I had the privilege of growing my ability to preach God’s word to those young gals.
Since my husband moved to an Associate Pastor role in 2012, my role in church ministry is constantly evolving. Each year new needs arise, and I find myself stretched and used in different ways.
Most consistently, however, I find myself behind a computer studying a text from God’s word, studying my audience (whether it be Jr High or High School girls, women of Compass Bible Church, or young moms from our community), and working to prepare a teaching that changes lives. This avenue to serve is an honor, it’s exhausting, challenging, interesting, and there are few other things I’d want to do with my time (and ironically, there are moments when I’d rather do almost anything else with my time!).
And then there’s this blog. I don’t connect it to official “church ministry,” but I sure hope it benefits the church. I hope it reaches beyond that, to women from wherever who could use the encouragement to keep following Christ with all they’ve got.