Acts 6:1-5a, 8 “Now at this time while the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint arose on the part of the Hellenistic Jews against the native Hebrews, because their widows were being overlooked in the daily serving of food. So the twelve summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables. “Therefore, brethren, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” The statement found approval with the whole congregation; and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit,…And Stephen, full of grace and power, was performing great wonders and signs among the
I guess you could say this is in some regards a follow up to some of my thoughts on how missions work can take on many forms. (see previous post)
Do you ever hate your job? Ever feel like you’re wasting your time, and you’d almost rather die than spend one more hour at work? Does it seem like you’re doing “grunt work”, rather than “real ministry”? Yep…I sometimes feel like that too. I think we all do.
Welcome to the third edition of Free Form Friday! Can you tell I like Fridays? 😉
So here’s what is “forming” in my head today. Thoughts of hellos and goodbyes. (Clever connection to the title, no?) I love what I do, working with the School of the Bible. I get to spend the better part of every year with the same group of students-teaching them, building relationships, watching them grow, crying, laughing, and having a lot of fun along the way.
(Today I’m featuring the first ever guest post on missionsmusings.com, written by Josh Heyward. You can also check out his blog or look him up on twitter. If you want to write a guest post for missionsmusings, here’s how.)
Missions. Many different things come to mind with this one word—a straw hut overseas, a spring break mission trip, inner city ministry, caring for the poor, etc. The fact of the matter is that the word “missions” means something different to each individual. Some relate very well to this term being that they are totally comfortable with being in an unfamiliar environment in order to serve other people, yet others run from the idea being that they fear being called to live in that straw hut overseas. Whatever the case, each individual’s understanding is different. I would, however like to discuss two key elements of missions to hopefully clear the muddy waters of such a diverse and crucial idea.
Happy Saturday! I hope everyone is having a fun and restful weekend, wherever you may be. 🙂
For something completely different, I’m posting a few of my old journal covers here. I hope they can be an encouragement to you, and perhaps a challenge as well. Hope you enjoy!
Welcome to the very first installment of Free Form Friday!
While I intend to keep this blog primarily focused on missions, and other topics as they intersect with it, I’ve decided to make Friday my “fun day.” My “write whatever the heck I feel like writing” day. I hope you enjoy it, and as always, feel free to leave comments on the randomness that is about to ensue. 😉