Ministry Isn’t Flashy
I love the feeling going into a concert, or SummerSalt worship! The anticipation, waiting for the doors to open are stimulating. You don’t just hear the music, you feel it. It’s really incredible, and God uses these moments to change hearts, and that is the best of all.
At times in my ministry I have felt the need to replicate those sights and sounds. But time, maybe experience, or just simply wisdom has led me to recognize, ministry isn’t flashy. Ministry is meeting real people right where they are, in the hurt, in the pain, in the struggle, in the uncertainty and helping them to trust Jesus, love Jesus, and follow Jesus. There is nothing wrong with a great program, these tools are beneficial, but not essential.
There are so many stories, right now, of broken families, kids removed from homes, poor choices bringing harsh consequences. Every person looks for a way out of the brokenness, but the truth is, only Jesus offers a way out. Our Lord and Savior did everything for us on the cross to make a way for us to enjoy abundant life, and not worry when life is hard. It’s His sacrifice that restores our joy and our hope.
Whether we serve 100 students or 10, we will serve. No matter who walks across our paths, into our facilities, in earshot of these Bible studies, we will love them, and lead them to know Jesus. Ministry isn’t flashy, it isn’t easy, often it’s