Friday, April 10, 2009


In recent days I've been contemplating an opportunity to get involved in a new ministry in my town. I am really excited about the impact this project could have on the community I live in. My hope is that it will meet the needs of my students and their families. The concept of the project is something I would really like to be involved in at some point in my life. (But I kind of imagined it happening in another country.) The couple in charge of this new ministry has impressed me with their desire to be used by God and their passion for the people they want to serve. For the past couple of weeks, I have been weighing the advantages and disadvantages of joining this new ministry team.


  1. I would have fellowship with a small group again. (The team for this ministry would meet regularly for vision, prayer, and fellowship times.) And there's always the possibility that I could meet some single, godly men, my age.
  2. It would be very stretching for me, causing me to grow in many areas.
  3. I could possibly maintain a connection with the students at my church.
  4. It would be an adventure. My life needs a little excitement right about now.
  1. I would have to leave my current church, which isn't that scary. It just means I have to form new friendships in the new congregation I'd be connected to.
  2. I would be completely out of my comfort zone, making life very stressful for many months. Since my job is stressful, I'm not sure I want to make my church life stressful as well.
  3. There is the possibility that continuing to serve with my current youth group would not be possible. This is probably the biggest hang up for me.
  4. Most of the details for this project are up in the air and will remain that way for a long time. I am a planner. I like having a plan and sticking to it.
  5. I'm not convinced I have the skills set to be really useful in this endeavor.
Right now I'm praying for God's guidance and wisdom where this ministry is concerned. This spring I've made some exciting connections with newer students to our student ministry, and I can't see leaving the kids in the youth group right now. I'd appreciate your prayers as I seek God on my role in this new ministry being formed.

1 comment:

  1. My dear friend Britney....The one thing that jumped out at me in this post was #5 "I'm not convinced I have the skills set to be really useful in this endeavor." You and I both know that God does not call those with ability, but those with willingness. If God has called you, then He will help you grow into the job he's called you to! Love u!