Open to Options again

Date: 16 Feb 2011 Comments: 0

It has been over a year since I started at Agape Baptist church and I have been cooling my heels and regrouping myself spiritually. However, on Valentine’s Day this week, I went back to that church to attend the wedding of two of my former students. One of those students is the one who told me that if it hadn’t been for me, he would not have come to Christ so seeing this day was monumental to me.

Being there amidst all of those folks allowed me to take a different look at the church than I had before. I saw how everyone connected with each other, I watched two of my other students just loving all over Madyson and I got to have the time to hang out with these guys and it just blew me away. I miss doing the ministry work, that’s for sure. I also realized that had I been worried less about my college and more about spiritual things, the result could have been vastly different.

Because of this, I am officially out on the market again to try and pick up a BiVoc youth pastor role. I am hoping for a church that is a little bigger and closer to our house but if God leads me differently then that’s what I will do. Would I go back to Agape? I think I would… I would have a more sober outlook of the ministry than I did when I began but I would do it. However, it seems like I was there right when I needed to be (would God have allowed me to do anything else?) because it gave one of their own members, Collin, a chance to finish building his wings up enough to fly as the youth leader. He’s not a Bi Voc like I was but he does do most of the work. However, if I was asked… I probably would say yes.

Even still, I have applied to a few other churches thus far that had posted that they need a Bi-Voc youth pastor so we’ll see how that goes. If the Spirit leads, I will go. Until then, I leave this message with a wonderful ending: “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT). I might be a ragamuffin but God did give me hands to serve Him.

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