Defining Moments In My Ministry
As you read these, think about your own defining moments.
Defining Moment #1 - The Day that I Embraced my Calling.
I can remember sobbing in a phone booth in my college dorm as I finally surrendered to God's plan and not my own.
Defining Moment #2 – The Day I Took My First International Mission Trip
It was on this trip that I realized God is global and that we share so much with the body of Christ throughout the world.
Defining Moment #3 – The Day I Surrendered To Student Ministry
A student in my youth ministry was tragically killed. I was devastated. Then God took the tragedy and confirmed what I would spend my life doing for Him. A part of me still wishes the pain of that time could have been avoided but in my life it is the beacon of the moment I now understand to be God using what was meant for evil for good.
Defining Moment #4 – The Day I Became A Husband
This may sound odd when talking about ministry but when Kendra and I became a team my ministry greatly benefited. God provided me a beautiful wife who has joined me as my major ministry partner.
Defining Moment #5 – The Day I left ministry without a job
One of the scariest things I ever did in my life. Although walking away from ministry for a season was not fun, it made me appreciate each day God has given me to serve Him full-time. I love my job and I think I understand true, biblical calling better after having to sit on the sidelines for awhile.
There are several more moments that have defined me not only as a Pastor but as a person. These are the five that have probably played the largest role in defining who I am as a minister of God's Word.