Ministry Journey Blog

Thoughts on Ministry

10 Feb


Posted in Uncategorized on 10.02.11 by Merlyn

This Sunday I will be ordained! Finally. I say finally because my journey in ministry towards this point has been a long and windy one. Most of the twists and turns have been my own creation and own indecision about ordination, but not all of them. In fact, 2008-2010 were three very difficult years of ministry. As I am three days away from ordination, I can say that all of these difficult times and all of the twists and turns have been worth it.
In some ways, nothing changes. SInce being called by God I have always been and functioned like a Pastor, it is who I am. My job only changed some, but that probably would have happened without the ordination. Of course my title and standing change some, but that really has nothing to do with the meat of ministry. I am a bit nervous as it approaches, not for any other reason than the power and significance of this moment. I have little to do in the service and even if I cry or fumble over my words, it would not be the end of the world. There is still much to do before the service, but I am excited for what could be a pretty amazing weekend.

No Comments »