Friday, February 04, 2011

Ministry Friday Five

What are 5 perks/gifts of ministry for you?

1. For me, one of them is spending time and getting to know all the generations of the church. I love spending time with my youth. I love leading devotions with my Tuesday morning devotion group with ladies who are all over the age of 60.

2. Getting to travel; taking youth on mission trips, going to continuing education events, etc.

3. As the first Diaconal Minister, I would say a perk for me is getting to educate others about the roster. I probably never would have put this in this category but the more I think about it, it makes sense. I love sharing my story about being called to the DM roster of the ELCA!

4. A Somewhat flexible schedule. I spend a lot of time at the church but when I put in long hours, its nice to know that I dont have to rush back to the church the next morning right away.

5. Im a writer so preaching is a joy. However I definetely am not called to be a pastor and dont want to do it every week so a perk for me is preaching once a month. Just perfect for me!


  1. Great list! I also am ELCA, and think you DM's have a hard row to hoe. Blessings on your ministry.

  2. Love that you get to travel, we don't do that too much


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