by Amy Crisp, Minister of Education
One of the things I love most about being a Deacon is the ability to help people see God in their everyday lives. Deacons are called to bridge the gap between the church and the world, helping to bring the world into the church, but also helping people to realize where God is in the everyday.
I have been thinking a lot lately about the ways that God calls us to ministry. From the get-go, I should say that “ministry” is not something that only pastors can do. Ministry is the work of the Christian community. And ministry is far bigger than the box that we like to put it in.
Everything that we do can be seen as ministry. The way we raise our children. How we talk and interact with one another. Our secular jobs. Tutoring elementary school children. Feeding the hungry. Mission trips and projects. All of these (and much more!) are ways in which we let the love of God flow through us into the world.
All of us are called to minister to each other and the world around us. And none of our call stories is exactly the same.
I encourage you to think about the ways that God is calling you. How do you do ministry in your everyday life? Are there ways in which you are letting God’s love flow through you?
I would love to hear your stories of call and the ways that God is active in your day-to-day life!