My husband Todd and I know that we are a little different. Most people would say planting a church with your husband could be a really, really dumb idea...especially if you are both staff members. I don't care how many years you have been doing ministry on a church staff...church planting is a different ball game. I'm not going deny that this experience has not had some really tough days. We are constantly learning how to keep margins in our life with ministry, people,and our family. BUT, as only God can do, we are surrounded with the most loving people in our church, leaders who are so willing to give, and a Lead Pastor who is the real deal. Our family is thriving here on the Island. We are "finding our groove" with our 2 preschoolers and having a blast in the process. With Sean and Sydney playing around us, Todd and I spent the afternoon identifying new leaders in our church for new levels of ministry. Here are some questions we asked ourselves...
- What are we doing that someone else would be willing and more able to do?
- What is our "TO BE" list look like - not our "TO DO" List?
- Who are we robbing of the opportunity to lead by being too "hands on?"
- Why is Sean covered in a sticky substance? (Just seeing if you were playing attention - he found the treasure box filled with candy in Promiseland - sorry, Barb!)
What are you asking about your job, family, or ministry? Share some of it here.